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Rockpool Foundation launches the Sweet Treat Project to deliver gifts to children in foster care

November 15, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Rockpool Foundation, the official charity arm of Rockpool Dining Group, has today launched the Sweet Treat Project, which aims to raise at least $75,000 over the festive season to provide children in foster care with personalised gifts.

From Wednesday, 15 November to midnight on Tuesday, 26 December, $1 from every dessert sold across all
58 Rockpool Dining Group restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland will be donated to the Rockpool Foundation’s Sweet Treat Project.

Rockpool Foundation will work with foster care agencies in each state to tailor 250 gifts, each to the value of $300, to every child’s specific needs and circumstances. Gifts could be anything from music lessons, to art supplies and sporting equipment.

From Rockpool Bar & Grill’s famous Passionfruit Pavlova and Saké Restaurant & Bar’s decadent Dragon Egg, to the much-loved Fratelli Fresh Banoffee Torta, El Camino Cantina’s cinnamon-dusted Churros with salted caramel sauce and Burger Project’s irresistible soft serve desserts, everyday sweet treats for diners will be converted into meaningful treats for disadvantaged kids.

Other Rockpool Dining Group restaurants participating in the Sweet Treat Project are Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, Jade Temple, Ananas, Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, The Bavarian, Saké Jr and Fratelli Famous. Every dessert on every menu is included in the Sweet Treat Project.

Diners who purchase a dessert at one of the Group’s restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland during this period will receive a complimentary entry into the draw to win ‘The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience’, which recognises Rockpool Dining Group as an official restaurant partner of the 2018 Australian Open.

The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience includes :

  • 4 x day-session tickets for the 2018 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena for two consecutive days (valued at $3600)
  •  $5000 Qantas voucher to use on flights and accommodation
  • $1000 voucher for Rockpool Bar & Grill at the Australian Open
  • $150 meal voucher for Burger Project at the Australian Open
  • 2 x $750 dining vouchers for Rockpool Dining Group’s premium Melbourne restaurants: Saké, Spice Temple or Rosetta Ristorante
  • Meet & greet with Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director, Neil Perry

Rockpool Dining Group has supported many charities over the years, from Make A Wish and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, to OzHarvest, Bear Cottage, StreetSmart, Steve Waugh Foundation, Canteen and
Camp Quality.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said every one of the Group’s restaurants was committed to making the Sweet Treat Project a successful 2017 festive fundraising campaign.

“We pride ourselves on our strong philanthropic focus,” Mr Pash said. “The Sweet Treat Project will kick-start a new chapter of giving for Rockpool Foundation and our restaurants across the country.”

Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director Neil Perry AM said the Group’s festive fundraising campaign was the “sweetest note on which to end 2017”.

“There are 250 reasons to purchase a dessert at one of our restaurants this festive season,” Mr Perry said. “That’s how many foster kids will benefit from our Sweet Treat Project, with meaningful gifts that will impact their lives in a positive way.”

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