Dine for Life hosts annual dining events that raise social awareness and a shared consciousness on a regional, national and international scale. Dine for Life actively encourages lovers of fine dining to share good food and good company for a specific cause in a simultaneous dining event spanning 20+ restaurants each year. Participating diners are then invited to an exclusive secret after party.
Last year over 200 guests, including Basil and Amy Zempilas and Aurelio Costarella, came together for the event. Restaurants that supported the cause included Rockpool Bar & Grill, Nobu, Fuku, Modo Mio, Bistro Guillaume, Beluga, Jackson's Restaurant, Restaurant Amusé, Maurizio Restaurant, Divido, Mosman's, 1907 Restaurant, Sentinel Bar & Grill and Lamont's. Print Hall hosted the secret after party.
Co-Founder Natasha Di Ciano said, "This year we are seeking to help those affected by
human trafficking, oppression and exploitation through supporting SISHA (‘South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities'). We supported SISHA last year by raising more than $36,000 for the charity, and want to help build on that support and effort this year."
The upcoming event at Linton and Kay will enable SISHA founder Steve Morrish to address attendees.
SISHA FounderSteve Morrish said, "Last year funds raised from 2012 Dine for Life were
donated to SISHA's Raids and Rescues department, which was most in need of financial aid. Our Cambodian based operation works to ensure justice for victims of human rights abuses such as human trafficking, bonded labour, rape and other forms of xploitation particularly aimed at women and children. I look forward to meeting veryone that was involved in the event last year, and made a different to SISHA."
Sponsors, supporters, restaurateurs and volunteers will attend the thankyou function at
Linton and Kay - and enjoy artworks by Ken Done. Special thanks will be given to the 19 young Perth College students from years 10 and 11 who participated in the 2012 Dine for Life event who volunteered their time to put together gift bags and to act as the official Dine for Life Ambassadors by greeting guests at each restaurant with a welcome speech and later dining with the guests. The young ladies were part of the EGAMI ‘Powerful Impressions' program, that teaches them lifelong skills including considering the image they project at all times as well as promoting a social consciousness.
Natasha DiCiano said, "This year's Dine for Life will be held on 27 November 2013 in
Perth and on 29 November 2013 in the Melbourne, and we encourage the community's support".
Dine for Life
Dine for Life actively encourages lovers of fine dining to share good food and good company for a good cause.
The annual Dine for Life event is a simultaneous dining experience across a selection of top restaurants, followed by an after party celebrating the event, charity and funds raised. All proceeds are donated to the selected charity. The aim of the organisation is to raise social awareness and a shared consciousness on a regional, national and international scale.
The organisation has raised more than $85,000 for organisations such as SISHA, Global Good Foundation, Samaritans Crisis Line and People Who Care.
In 2013, 100% of funds raised from the event will be donated to SISHA.
SISHA (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities) is a
registered Australian not-for-profit organisation and Deductable Gift Recipient that strives to ensure justice for victims of human trafficking, oppression and exploitation.
Australian Founder Steve Morrish and his team work in Cambodia and across Southeast Asia, where human rights abuses are among the highest in the world. As they continue to expand their operations in Southeast Asia, they are relying more and more on the support of global minded individuals and corporate citizens. It is possible to be the generation that ends modern day slavery and the exploitation and abuse of human beings that goes with it.
Natasha Di Ciano
P: (08) 9481 6919