A ‘Demon’ influence promised on A Night to Remember in September
22 June, 2012
Michelin starred ‘Demon Chef’, Alvin Leung of Hong Kong will be bringing his revolutionary X-treme Chinese influence to this year’s A Night to Remember fundraising dinner on 15 September to assist Alzheimer’s Australia Vic continue to support and advocate for people living with dementia, their carers and families.
As keynote speaker, Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose will join guests at this year’s culinary feast.
“We are very excited to be welcoming Chef Alvin to Melbourne and Ms Buttrose to this unique event combining Melburnians’ passions for great food and giving to important causes,” Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Chief Executive Officer, Maree McCabe, said.
“This special occasion would not be possible without the commitment by our partners, the Rotary Club of Manningham and all of our chefs for their generosity and commitment to making a difference in our community.”
Chef Alvin will team up with a world class line up of chefs who will develop the unique five course menu for the night.
Returning chefs Jeffrey Tan, Chef De Cuisine, IPF Culinary Consultancy Services; Dale Lyman Executive Chef, William Angliss Institute; Philippe Mouchel Executive Chef, PM24; Mark Normoyle Executive Chef, RACV City Club; and Pierrick Boyer Executive Pastry Chef, Le Petit Gateau all committed to support the cause again without hesitation.
“On behalf of all the chefs, not only do we take great delight in creating our dishes for guests but all of us are 100 per cent behind the great work done by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and the Rotary Club of Manningham," Mr Tan said.
“This dinner really is an extraordinary event and an opportunity for all of Melbourne to dig deep and give to support people living with dementia and their carers.”
Recently released figures by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic show there are currently 72,000 Victorians living with dementia with this figure projected to reach almost 250,000 by 2050.
“We provide free counselling to families and people living with dementia throughout Victoria; we provide information and assistance; and are the leaders in dementia care education. As the peak body in Victoria we advocate to ensure the voices of the people we represent are heard by the influencers and decision makers in our community.
“It is of vital importance to our clients that we actively seek support through events such as A Night to Remember. This allows us to provide essential services to support our community and plan for the future," Ms McCabe said.
Tickets for the event will be on sale from Friday 22 June for the $200 per person dinner. This event offers our guests a wonderful night of entertainment with former ABC local radio host, Derek Guille returning as Master of Ceremonies and performances by young artists from Australian Music Events.
With the success of last year’s event Rotary Club of Manningham President, Ian Goldsmith, said he hoped to see an even bigger response from the community in 2012.
The funds raised will be shared with 75 per cent of all monies raised to be donated to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and 25 per cent to support the Rotary Club of Manningham.
“The club aims to support not only the work of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, but a variety of projects we are involved in within our local community and internationally,” Mr Goldsmith said.
The A Night to Remember fundraising dinner will be held on Saturday, 15 September from 6.30pm at RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Enquiries about becoming a sponsor, making a donation or providing an auction item are welcomed by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic.
To be part of this unique and delicious event contact Alzheimer’s Australia Vic on 9815 7800, email firstname.lastname@example.org and for regular updates visit www.fightdementia.org.au/vic
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In Victoria 72,000 people are living with dementia, 56 people develop dementia every day.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is the charity representing people with dementia in Victoria. As the peak body, we provide specialised dementia information, education and support services.
Call our National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or visit www.fightdementia.org.au/vic
Media contact: Christine Bolt on 9816 5772 / 0400 004 553, email@example.com