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Peter Gordon Unites Top Chefs for Charity Dinner

Peter Gordon Unites Top Chefs for Charity Dinner

A star-studded chef line up including Al Brown, Nic Watt, and Kasey and Karena Bird will be bought together by Kiwi legend Peter Gordon for a fine dining dinner raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC).

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference, this year held on 13 October, is the brainchild of internationally celebrated chef Peter Gordon and has raised more than $1.25 million for LBC since 2007. LBC supports patients and families with blood cancers – leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related conditions.

The biennial event sees 300 guests presented with a four-course menu and matching wines. There is a draw on the night where guests find out which chef will be cooking for their table, allowing each chef to showcase a unique menu to their guests.

Peter Gordon has an enduring passion for the event that supports a cause close to his heart.

“To be able to hold this event, with the support of so many talented chefs who give their time generously, is such an honour. We’re all here with one main goal in mind - to help fight blood cancer,” says Peter.

In 1994, Peter’s sister Tracey was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The following year a bone marrow transplant took place, using Peter’s marrow. Luckily for the Gordon whānau, the transplant was successful, and Tracey now leads a healthy life.

The final list of chefs generously donating their time is yet to be released; however, 15 chefs from across Australasia will take part.

An exclusive auction is also held on the night with highly anticipated prizes, including the opportunity to win a memorable evening with Peter Gordon as he cooks dinner at the winner’s home.

The profits raised through SKYCITY Dining for a Difference will go to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, the national organisation that helps patients and families with blood cancers – leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related conditions.

This event is made possible by the generous support of event sponsors, including SKYCITY, I want orange and LEO.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITOR

• Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the national charity supporting patients and their family living with blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. LBC provides support, education and information, raises awareness and actively advocates for patients.

• Every day six children and adults in New Zealand are diagnosed with a blood cancer, that’s around 2,200 New Zealanders a year. Blood cancers affect anybody, any age, any time.


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