The Merchant Annual Charity Long Lunch – Race4Life
The Merchant Long Lunch – A voyage of good stories.
The Merchant Bar and Kitchen held their annual charity long lunch last month and raised $95,000 for Race4Life.
Race4Life is a charity to enable people, living with life limiting illness, to realize dreams that they, and their families can cherish. Their mission is to seek to provide people, with the means to fulfill their wishes and therefore everything they do, will be driving towards the wherewithal, to make it happen.
A wish is a gift of optimism – Happiness at a time when people need it the most.
The Merchant Bar and Kitchen wanted to "Be able to fulfil wishes, is a privilege and makes such a difference for the wish recipient, their family & community.
A wish brings people together, provides a memorable experience – A connectedness of families and communities."
The Merchant would like to extend a massive thank you to all our contributors:
- Brick Bay
- New World Remuera
- Paper Plus
- Millsreef Winery
- The Warriors
- Lexus of Auckland City
- Aroha Love
- The Nail Studio
- The Merchant Bar and Kitchen
- Place Makers Albany
- Continental Cars
Participants at the event had the choice of purchasing a $20 raffle or join the silent auction.
The raffle included:
- Brick Bay Package – For two people including wine tasting, luncheon platter, sculpture walk, and a Luxury Car with a driver for the day from Continental Car services.
- Groceries Package – Basket of Groceries valued at $500 from New World Remuera.
- Cuisine Package – Includes 3 cook books from Paper Plus.
- Mills Reef package – For two people including dinner and accommodation with the use of a luxury car from Lexus City Of Auckland.
- Wellbeing Package – Therapeutic Massage from Aroha Love and a perfume package from Mike Silk Life Pharmacy.
- Porsche HotLaps – In a GT3 or GT4. Includes lunch for 4 at Hampton downs café.
The silent auction included:
- Richie McCaw World Cup Jersey – Signed and framed 2015 world cup jersey, and autobiography.
- Flyajet Simulator Experience – With an AirNZ Dreamliner Model Plane
- Masport Elite Plus BBQ – Masport Elite Plus 210 4 burner hooded BBQ with window in the hood from Placemakers Albany.
- Tui Beer Fridge – Filled with a selection of 20 dozen beers including Monteiths, Tui and Tuatara craft beers.
- Pampering Package – Includes a consultation with fashion guru Johanna May. Nail treatment at Nail Studio, $350 of hair product by Meca and accessories by Kube.
- Warriors Package – A signed 2018 Warriors ball and Warriors jersey and two tickets to the Warriors V Knights on Fri 10th August at Mt Smart Stadium.
Lance Campbell managing director of The Merchant Bar and Kitchen and Mama Loco states that “This is something we are passionate about doing and are very proud to support such fantastic community charities”.