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A bake sale with a difference
Attica's high-profile chef, Ben Shewry is doing his bit to help the victims of the Christchurch tragedy. With the help of his friends from other well-known restaurants such as Oakridge Estate, Lune Croissaneterie and Belle's Hot Chicken among many others, a giant bake sale has been organised for Saturday 30th March. The aim of the bake sale is to raise funds for the victims' families and people affected by the Christchurch attacks. Originally from New Zealand, Ben Shewry has called on all his restaurateur friends to join in the bake sale and now you are needed to help in this fund-raising effort.
Think Vegemite scrolls, cheesecakes, chicken breakfast sandwiches and other yummy goodies, all from the kitchens of some of Melbourne's and Victoria's famous chefs. This is the first time many of these delicious baked goodies are being sold outside of the restaurants.
There will be coffee supplied by Market Lane and also beer supplied by NZ brewery Garage Project. Mongolian-born Melbourne artist Heesco will also contribute work in printed t-shirts with his own design inspired by the tragedy and in the form of a mural dedicated to the victims of Christchurch.
All the products and time are being donated by the chefs and their teams so every cent you spend on the day will go to the Givealittle fund set up by Victim Support in New Zealand, which has so far raised $7 million.
Bake for Christchurch will be held at Attica, 74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea, from 9am-noon or until sold out. Sales are cash only. If you cannot make it to the Bake Sale you can also donate directly here.