Friday, October 25th, 2013
From pizza and beer to champagne and foie gras, The Longest Table is a unique fundraiser that will unite diners all over Australia. Two very different dinner parties demonstrate the diversity of Australia’s first virtually connected fundraising dinner, The Longest Table – United We Dine, which takes place this Saturday night (October 26).

Tania Pradun will host "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" at home while Sue McKay is hosting an "all bells & whistles" black tie at The Noshery in Adelaide CBD.  Both will be virtually connected with hundreds of other dinner parties on the night via the internet.
In affiliation with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), this exciting new event will raise money for Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) and Australian Prostate Cancer (APC).

“The idea is to have hundreds of people hosting dinners at their homes, office boardrooms or even restaurants with their family, friends, colleagues or clients," said THRF CEO Paul Flynn.  "These will all be linked together, and to ‘The Longest Table Studio’, by technology, with live-streamed music and entertainment, prize draws and an online auction all on offer on the one night.”

Ms Mckay has teamed up with De Bortoli Wines and Noshery on King William St to host a 4 course, black-tie affair with all the bells and whistles. Ms Pradun has chosen to host her event at home in a ‘Shine Bright Like a Diamond’ themed dinner party where guests have been asked to contribute to a shared buffet table.

“I loved this concept from the very first time I heard about it,” said Ms Pradun. “The flexibility for the hosts to tailor the event to best suit their own networks of friends and family is unique and really encourages you to take it on as your own. I have had enormous support from everyone I have spoken to about it and so many people are excited to be involved in a fund raiser that is so unique in format. Being virtually connected on the night will be so much fun and I’m looking forward to the online entertainment and being in touch with other parties during the evening!”

Breast and prostate cancer are two of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia with 1 in 9 women affected by breast cancer and 1 in 4 men developing prostate cancer.

“Sadly everyone has been touched by cancer at some stage," Mr Flynn said. "Money raised from The Longest Table will go towards funding vital medical research into the detection, management and treatment of these all too frequently diagnosed cancers, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.”

If you would like to be involved, Ms McKay has a few seats left at her event and you can register here  or for more information, head to

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