Alliance Group Supports Ronald McDonald House South Island Supper Club In Invercargill

7 Apr 2021

More than $42,000 was raised at Ronald McDonald House South Island’s Supper Club in Invercargill recently in an event supported by Alliance Group.

The co-operative is an official partner of Ronald McDonald House South Island, the independent charitable trust providing free accommodation and support to families who need to travel to Christchurch and Invercargill for their child’s medical treatment.

Guests at the Supper Club enjoyed a mystery dining experience which saw them dining at exclusive venues such as in the window display of H&J Smith Department Store, on the stage at the Civic Theatre and at the stunning venue of The Church 1914.

“Following the cancellation of the Supper Club events in 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19, we were very grateful to be able to bring back this unique dining experience this year,” says Ronald McDonald House South Island Chief Executive Mandy Kennedy.

“We are so incredibly thankful to Alliance Group, the venues, caterers and chefs, as well as each and every sponsor, auction donor, volunteer and guest who made the Invercargill Supper Club, presented by Alliance Group, such a success.”

Before departing for their mystery dining experience, guests heard from Kat Moses who stayed at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital when her son Bodhi was born prematurely.

“I was a huge supporter of this charity before, but after my six weeks stay, I cannot even put into words how much respect and love I have for Ronald McDonald House South Island. I think it should be renamed the Ronald McDonald Home because it was so much more than a house.”

David Surveyor, Chief Executive of Alliance Group, says Alliance and Ronald McDonald House South Island share common values of care and support.

“We don’t have to go far in talking with farmers or our people to see how this charitable trust has touched the hearts of rural communities. The Supper Club event was also a great opportunity to showcase our farmers’ products, cooked by some of the region’s best chefs.”

The money raised from the event will go directly to support the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Southland Hospital.

The event was held on Friday 26th March.

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