WAUGHS RAISE ANOTHER BIG CHEQUE FOR CHARITY

In Fundraising by Clyde Mooney

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Mitchell Waugh’s Public House Management Group has produced another big cheque for charity with $135,000 raised over a Ladies’ Lunch at Bistro Moncur in the Woollahra Hotel.

The lunch last Friday raised money for The Royal Women’s Hospital Newborn Care Centre.

L-R: Harriet Waugh, Kellie Hush, Catherine Oates-Smith

L-R: Harriet Waugh, Kellie Hush, Catherine Oates-Smith

The event was MC’d by Karl Stefanovic and hosted by Waugh’s wife Harriet, with guest speakers the Group’s internationally renowned chef Guillaume Brahimi, and Kellie Hush – Editor of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, and director of the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Fundraising focused on a raffle and charity auction. Major prizes included a private dinner party for 10 people to be cooked by Guillaume Brahimi himself in the winning bidder’s home, and a trip to Aspen, Colorado including business-class return flights, accommodation, lift passes, lessons and ski hire.

PHMG report a big house graced the Woollahra pub, drawing proceeds from the $350 tickets for the Hospital. Guests in attendance included Catherine Oates-Smith, CEO of The Royal Women’s Hospital, and Martin Berry from Louis Vuitton.

Culinary ambassador Guillaume Brahimi created a three course Bistro Moncur dining experience for the event, and beverages featured Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage and a selection of Tyrell’s Wines, plus house speciality cocktails.

L-R: Guillaume Brahimi, Karl Stefanovic, Mitchell Waugh

L-R: Guillaume Brahimi, Karl Stefanovic, Mitchell Waugh

The Bistro Moncur facility was donated for use by PHMG and the dining space was adorned with “an abundance of soft florals”, musical ambience by renowned harpist Jake Meadows, and a heart motif stemming from the venue’s name; mon cur being French for ‘my heart’. Major donors received an exclusive custom-made Moncur heart brooch.

“It is the vision of The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation to put The Royal at the centre thought-leadership collaboration on women’s health and wellness education in the community, and Public House Management Group are very generously playing a role in this by supporting The Royal with their fundraising lunch at Bistro Moncur,” pronounced Oates-Smith.

The Royal Hospital for Women is a teaching and research hospital and the only dedicated women’s hospital in NSW. It is this year celebrating 150 years dedicated to women, and treats over 10,000 women each year.

L-R: Sophie Falkiner, Harriet Waugh

L-R: Sophie Falkiner, Harriet Waugh