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The culinary expertise of four of the city’s top chefs will again come together as part of a fundraising event to support the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Cheer Appeal!

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning this morning launched the annual appeal poolside at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel, where this year’s 5-star Chefs for Charity event will be held next month.

Enjoy a glamorous evening of fine food prepared by four outstanding Executive Chefs from Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Shangri-La Cairns, Hilton Cairns and Pullman Cairns International.

“The Cairns community is renowned for pulling together to help people who need a little extra support, and the success of this event is a testament to that generous spirit,” Cr Manning said.

“We are setting ourselves a lofty fundraising target of $80,000 for this year’s appeal, which will allow us to again provide food hampers to families and older residents in need.

Community donations to the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal can be made online at Council’s website until 1 December.

Cairns Charity Events
Cairns Pullman Hotel

“The past three 5-star Chefs for Charity events have raised about $120,000 for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal, and it would be great if we could get that total up to $150,000 at this year’s event,” Cr Manning said.

“Of course, events like this just don’t happen.

“Along with the four hotels, I want to acknowledge the support of Wolf Lane Distillery, as well as other suppliers, our media partners, and all those people and businesses who have supported this event.”

Guest attending the gala Cocktail Party by the Pool on Saturday 12 August are encouraged to dress in something reflecting the “underwater” theme.

“This year we are changing the format from a sit-down meal to a cocktail party, which will keep it fresh and engaging, especially for those people who have supported the past three events,” Cr Manning said.

“In the spirit of the tropics, we’ve gone with an underwater theme this year, so I am sure we will see plenty of aquas and blues, and hopefully some novel ideas in keeping with fun ambience of the event.

“There will be cocktails, canapes, live entertainment, as well as fundraising auctions, so be sure to bring the credit card.”

Secure your spot!

Cocktail Party by the Pool will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel on Saturday 12 August, from 6pm to 9pm.

The event will be limited to 200 guests, with proceeds from the event going to the appeal for this year’s food hampers.

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