Hello Lifestylers! I’m campaigning!
As you all know Lifestyle Fifty is about ageing well and living the good life. With the accent on living!
But I’m betting that there aren’t too many people amongst us who haven’t been touched by the horrible Big C in some way or another.
Whether you’ve had a cancer scare or a close friend or family member has had a scare or even died, it’s just awful to think about. I’m with you there. But did you know that according to statistics over 1500 women in WA are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. That’s why whenever I can, I like to bring to the fore any events that raise money for organisations involved in research or supporting people with cancer.
Especially if they are close to my heart.
Breast Cancer Care WA is no exception, and the Long Table Lunch which will be held on April 2nd 2017 is the signature fundraising event to raise funds to provide free breast care nursing, counselling and financial assistance for Western Australians affected by breast cancer.
So as I’m Lovin’ Life right now (and I hope you are too) and I’m very grateful for good health, it’s a privilege to be able to do something to help raise funds for a worthy cause.
Play it forward
Please read on … and even if you don’t live in Perth, please consider making a donation to your local cancer care or cancer research organisation – wherever you are in the world.
The Long Table Lunch is hosted by top chefs
You’re Late! You’re Late for a Very Important Date! Well not quite yet! If you’re in Perth, tumble down the rabbit hole and join us for the Mad Hatters Long Table Lunch, which is back for its 14th year!
It promises to be weird, wacky and wonderful.
Guests are encouraged to dress to impress and embrace the magic of Wonderland. There’ll be a spectacular five-course meal crafted by WA’s top chefs (seen below devising the menu) that’s fit for the Queen of Hearts herself.
The menu draws on native Australian ingredients with a twist. Guests will enjoy a range of dishes including buckwheat risotto, pressed lamb belly, and a decadent chocolate dessert set to get tastebud’s tingling. Live entertainment, auctions and raffles, plus premium beverages will make the trip to wonderland complete.
The luncheon began in honour of Pippin Bath, a prominent member of the Perth catering industry, who lost her battle with breast cancer at age 37.
Skye Faithfull of Balthazar
One of the chefs donating their time is Skye Faithfull of Balthazar. Skye was diagnosed with breast cancer just before her 26th birthday, experiencing first-hand the effects that the disease has on everyday life. Three years on, she is looking forward to giving back to the community who supported her through her diagnosis.
“I have seen how rewarding and helpful fundraisers like the Long Table Lunch are on a personal level. It will be great to see a whole bunch of women and men band together, talk about what they’ve been through and just enjoy themselves on the day,” she said.
Skye’s fellow chefs above, include Chase Weber of Arthouse Dine and The Standard, Evan Hayter of Arimia Estate, Chris Taylor of Frasers, Patrick O’Brien of Hospitality and Trades West Coast Institute, Bob Rawlins of Innovations Catering, and Dan Masters of Rockpool Bar and Grill.
The Event Details
Date: Sunday 2 April 2017 | 12pm – 6pm
Where: Claremont Showground
Tickets: $195 p.p. from Try Booking
About Breast Cancer Care WA Founded in 2000, Breast Cancer Care WA is a Western Australian charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by breast cancer. All of our services are free of charge and are also available to family and friends supporting someone diagnosed with breast cancer. 44 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia.
For further information on Breast Cancer Care WA and the services they provide, please call 08 9324 3703.
Can you support this cause in any way Lifestylers? Even the smallest donation will help.