The Dine at Mine campaign is urging home chefs and cooking enthusiasts to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer, and their families. In Australia approximately 10,000 children are either newly diagnosed with cancer, under treatment or in remission and this is a way you can help children like Omaid. Omaid was diagnosed with cancer at seven years old. Now in his third year of treatment, extensive chemotherapy has left Omaid with constant pain, nausea, blistered feet and hands; and brittle bones resulting in three broken arms in the last year.
Following last year's huge success, Dine At Mine is now a major fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality. The concept is simple, throughout August hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and asks them to donate what they would have spent dining out to Camp Quality. Hosts can be as creative as they want or just run a simple sausage sizzle at the local football game. All funds will help create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.
Last year’s ambassadors supporting the Dine At Mine campaign, Manu Feildel, Lyndey Milan and Justine Schofield, are joined this year by Channel 9 presenter Erin Molan, and TV cooks, authors and personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding.
Scott says “I am absolutely delighted to be involved with Dine At Mine and Camp Quality. Camp Quality is an amazing charity which offers valuable fun and laughter to children living with cancer. Allowing the kids with cancer to feel like kids is a powerful thing and certainly shouldn't be underestimated. Dine at Mine is an ideal way to get friends, colleagues or family together for a feed and to raise money for Camp Quality. I’m looking forward to hearing all the different ways people get together for this great cause, and I'll certainly be hosting my own.”
And Luke comments “I am so proud to be on board for this Dine At Mine campaign as it truly is such a wonderful cause. The combination of good food and good company is a recipe for success, raising much needed funds for children living with cancer and their families. As an ambassador I am so excited to get involved, and also see what fantastic dining experiences people create, so whether it’s a beach BBQ, brekky or an instant restaurant in your home, show your support and let’s raise some of those much needed funds!”
To register as a Dine At Mine host, simply visit www.dineatmine.org.au or call 1300 730 787 to be sent a host pack which includes all the info you need to host a successful Dine At Mine.
Camp Quality offers children living with cancer and their families with an essential break from hospital, stress and constant worry. The Dine At Mine fundraising campaign will enable Camp Quality to continue this plus expand its programs.
This year Camp Quality hopes everyone will register to host a Dine At Mine in August to help the charity achieve their goal of supporting every child living with cancer across Australia.