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Fun times & fundraising at second annual Spring for Kaibosh

10 October, 2016 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fun times and fundraising at second annual Spring for Kaibosh extravaganza

Wellingtonians are invited to shake off the winter blues on Saturday 15 October at the Southern Cross Garden Bar for Spring for Kaibosh, a musical celebration in aid of Wellington’s food rescue charity.

Kicking off at 4pm, the event is a non-stop extravaganza featuring local favourites The BA$H, Martin Andrews & the B-Sides, Riki Gooch, and Chocolate Box (Vanessa Stacey & Lisa Tomlins) – all of whom are performing for free.

VJ RayzorDoll will premiere her extra special visual show, while Radio Active FM’s inimitable Redbird Jnr returns as MC.

Generous contributions from local businesses and organisations up the feel--good factor, with the public offered their own opportunity to make a difference.

Koha entry will go straight into the Kaibosh Food Rescue (www.kaibosh.org.nz) pot, as will proceeds from sales of the Yeastie Boys special brew – ‘Kaibosh PKB Remix 2016’ – and yet more beer provided by Black Dog.

Aided by Trade Me, an irresistible charity auction and raffles will feature with goodies from the Weta Cave, 31 Days, Havana, Loretta, DOC, Death Ray Records, and numerous others.

As well as hosting the event, the Southern Cross will donate a generous lump sum and have made Kaibosh their October charity of the month.

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For every $20 raised at the event, Kaibosh can provide 20 meals to those in our community that need it most.

Kaibosh is the Wellington region’s homegrown food rescue charity, established in 2008.

With the help of their volunteer team, they collect food seven days a week, delivering 10,000 kg of quality surplus food each month to community groups supporting people in need in Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

This is the equivalent of 28,500 meals that would have otherwise been needlessly thrown away, and a 7785-kg reduction in carbon emissions each month.

In less than nine years, Kaibosh have supplied over 1,600,000 meals at no cost to food donors nor community groups, including 100,000 at their second branch in Lower Hutt, established only last year.

Kaibosh General Manager Matt Dagger is looking forward to this year’s event, which builds on the success of the inaugural Spring for Kaibosh held in September 2015.

‘We’re really hope to beat last year’s tally of $5000, but at the end of the day this is also about celebrating spring and bringing together generous people who want to help the less fortunate in our community.’


4pm–midnight, Saturday 15 October

Southern Cross Garden Bar & Restaurant (www.thecross.co.nz), 39 Abel Smith St, Wellington

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