With less than seven weeks to go until the Adelaide Camp Quality Supper Club event, Adam Swanson owner and Executive Chef of Zucca Greek Mezze in Glenelg has joined forces with local Hillcrest mother and daughter duo, Priscilla Marsh and Chloe Clinton, to highlight the work of Camp Quality and encourage local residents to get involved in the Supper Club event to support children living with cancer and their families.
For one night only on 26 May, Adelaide’s most highly acclaimed chefs and best-known restaurants including Zucca, Assagio Ristorante, Chianti Classico and Celsius will open their doors to groups of 12 Supper Club diners for ‘vintage glamour’ themed dinner parties with a difference.
Guests are then whisked away in luxurious Lexus vehicles to a secret after-dinner party where Camp Quality Supper Club diners will dance the night away in the true spirit of Camp Quality, who believe laughter is the best medicine.
Funds raised will help children like Chloe who has been involved with Camp Quality for three years, following her diagnosis with bone cancer in September 2008 when she was just five years old.
Chloe underwent almost two years of chemotherapy and had her right leg amputated below her knee.
Chloe’s mum Priscilla Marsh says: “At first Chloe was too young to understand. Losing her hair was actually harder at the time, but she’s coped really well.”
Priscilla, Chloe and Chloe’s sister Angel, 12, have been able to take breaks from cancer through Camp Quality and a number of their famous camps and fun days.
Priscilla continues: “Camp Quality camps are so good for the kids. They need a release, to be with other children going through the same things. Kids at school can’t fully understand, but at camp they make friends who do. It’s like a big family with everyone sharing emotions and experiences and having fun.”
Inspired by Chloe’s story of courage, hope and determination, Adam Swanson is encouraging residents to support the Camp Quality Supper Club so that more families can take a break from cancer.
Adam says: “I cannot imagine the strength that the Chloe, Priscilla and Angel have had to muster during this difficult time, but it is wonderful to hear the effect that Camp Quality’s programs have had on them.”
“The funds raised during the Supper Club events will help Camp Quality to bring fun and happiness into the lives of more children living with cancer and their families, so we encourage everyone to join us for a night of fun and good times, whilst supporting a wonderful cause.”
Funds raised from the special evening will give children like Chloe a break from cancer, whether they attend a famous Camp Quality camp or fun day, meet the charity’s animated puppet Giggle in hospital or have a school visit from Camp Quality’s Performance and Education Team.
The cost to support a Camp Quality family on their cancer journey for one year is $2,500. The 2011 Camp Quality Supper Club event will take place in Adelaide on Thursday, 26 May and the price per table of 12, including all food and wine is $2,400.
Camp Quality Supper Club is kindly supported by Chandon Australia, Lexus Australia and FIJI Water.
• For more information visit www.campquality.org.au/supperclub
Camp Quality is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to bringing hope and happiness to the lives of children living with cancer and their families.
Our week long recreational and fun therapy programs are tailored for children from newborn to eighteen years, and our support extends to the whole family. As well as our week long camps, weekend family camps and day activities give families much needed respite, helping them to cope with the challenges that cancer and treatment bring.
The Camp Quality Supper Club is a series of exclusive fine dining experiences in six major cities across Australia throughout May.
Australia’s top chefs and best-known restaurants will open their doors to groups of 12 Supper Club diners for ‘vintage glamour’ themed dinner parties with a difference.
Guests in each city will then be whisked away in Luxurious Lexus vehicles to a secret after-dinner party where Camp Quality Supper Club diners will come together to dance the night away in the true spirit of Camp Quality.
Support Camp Quality
Guests can rest assured that proceeds from their special evening will give children a break from cancer, whether they attend a famous Camp Quality camp or fun day, meet the charity’s animated puppet Giggle in hospital or have a school visit from Camp Quality’s Performance and Education Team.
Funds raised will help Camp Quality to bring fun and happiness into the lives of children and their families living with cancer.
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