On September 14, Samantha and Andrew from The Long Table and Marlene Hoff from 100 Mile Foodie hosted an R U OK? fundraiser to raise awareness of and money for mental health and suicide prevention on the Mornington Peninsula. Not in their wildest dreams could they have imagined the outpouring of support and community involvement that would result.
So many Peninsula businesses donated produce, wine, beer and cider that was served to almost 100 people on the night, and friends, family and colleagues gave up their time to help run the event and ensure it was a huge success. An incredible number of silent auction items were donated by businesses, including artwork, horse rides, massages, wine, accommodation, jewellery and vouchers, raising more than $12,500.
Both Marlene and Sam have been working with R U OK? and the Mornington Peninsula Shire to ensure the money stays on the Peninsula and that more and more people feel comfortable asking the question of those around them: “R U OK?”
Meanwhile, it’s back to business as The Long Table prepares for the busy festive season. If you haven’t booked your Christmas function, get in quick to take advantage of menu packages from $49 per person, private dining rooms that can cater for 20-40 guests, the outdoor deck and courtyard games.
And make sure you book for chef/owner Andrew Doughton’s Summer Harvest cooking demonstration on Friday, January 18. It will be followed by lunch and a glass of Quea!y wine.
There’s always plenty happening at The Long Table.
THE LONG TABLE
A: 159 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South