January 17, 2020

Australia needs your help fundraising for Red Cross Bushfire relief & recovery campaign

Paris, France · 17 January 2020 · Australia needs your help fundraising for Red Cross Bushfire relief & recovery campaign

Dear Chefs, 

Fires have been blazing throughout Australia since September, destroying over 2,000 homes and killing an estimated 1 billion animals. With months left to go in the fire season, we are asking for your help. 

Desserts 4 Difference is a global campaign being championed by a growing number of pastry chefs and dessert makers to raise money for bushfire relief and recovery through the Red Cross and open to any business that sells desserts or sweets. On Saturday, February 8th, you can help by creating a signature dessert or redirecting a portion of proceeds from pastry sales for this fundraising effort. Alternately, if you are a business or restaurant, you can simply donate to support the campaign at any point.

The Desserts 4 Difference Instagram is now live so they will tag, share and post dessert photos and include all business or restaurant logos provided on the Red Cross sponsors page.

All participation is welcome. All donations are added directly to the official Australian Red Cross fundraising site. Please find the link here.  

The Australian Culinary Federation will be launching a Chefs Social Responsibility disaster aid relief initiative in conjunction with World Chefs Without Borders. Complete details will be announced soon. For information please contact office@austculinary.com.au 

Our combined efforts will make a difference, #desserts4difference

Thank you,

Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman


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