At a time that we are usually hugging & passing on the words “Happy New Year”, we are now feeling such sadness and exchanging words like “keep safe”.
I have been away for a few days. I have sat with my thoughts over these days. Upon returning, I have been researching and donating to where I feel that it will hopefully have the most impact (Celeste Barber is a national treasure in my opinion).
When Ava woke this morning, she asked why she could smell smoke through the house. I explained that Melbourne now has a thick smoky blanket. Much to my surprise, she got quite teary and her words were “I feel so sad Mum. What can we do to help”?
I then found Ettie sitting at the kitchen bench donating her pocket money that had been placed in her savings account. Every little bit helps.
We are all grieving and that cannot be pushed aside but I at the same time, it is an opportunity for us to all work together. We can engage in meaningful action together in a huge effort to heal and rebuild.
We are a small business that desperately wants to help. We are a family who desperately wants to help and we are calling for your support.
Maybe you feel helpless.
Maybe, like Ava, you feel so utterly sad and need to know what you can do to help.
We are going to offer 100% of all proceeds for the below events
The funds raised will be divided equally across:
The Victorian Bushfire Appeal @cfavic
Red cross Australia @redcrossau
The Salvation army @salvosau
Wildlife Victoria bushfire appeal @wildlifevictoria
Wires wildlife rescue @wireswildliferescue
In the face of what lies ahead……..Every little bit counts and everything matters.
Upcoming events – all proceeds donated equally to the above services:
Private group cooking class up for auction to take place 1st March for a lunctime experience & class. Exclusive to you & your group only. Winning bidder wins. (100% of sales donated)
– All proceeds will be donated to the Bushfire appeals
We are offering a private class for 8-10 adults. You could be family or friends. Rally your troops and make your pledge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid for this treat. The minimum bid is $1000 (value is $1800). The class will be held Sunday 1st March at 12-3 pm. Includes cooking class, full meal of all of the dishes creates, recipe packs to take home, a welcome glass of French sparkling wine or premium beer as well as a glass of wine, at the table, to enjoy with your meal.
Bids will be accepted up until Thursday 9th January at 4 pm & the winner will be announced at 5 pm on Thursday 9th January.