Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne has raised more than $18,000 in support of Melbourne based charity Kind Cuts for Kids at its annual charity fundraiser.

The event last Saturday (11 Nov) delivered a seven-course degustation journey of the senses, showcasing some of Victoria and Australia’s finest produce and was paired with wines from Coldstream Hills and St Huberts.

Attended by an intimate 62 guests, the event was emceed by media personality George Donikian and was hosted in the hotel’s restaurant HQ’s on William, including both a silent and live auction.

Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens General Manager, Clinton Farley, said he was delighted with the turnout and generosity of attendees and sponsors on the night.

“Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne is committed to ensuring that we play an active part in our community,” he said.

“Home-grown events such as this allow our team to be creative, not only in food and beverage delivery but also with their time, many of whom volunteered for the event.”

The culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Leigh Robbins, delivered an intricate journey of local produce featuring the likes of Macedon Ranges Duck, Robbins’ Island Wagyu and Hiramasa Kingfish.

Kind Cuts for Kids is a Melbourne based charity with a global impact, focused on improving the lives of children in developing countries by conducting a range of surgical procedures which are not readily available in that country, while educating local health care professionals.

Their aim is self-sufficiency in these procedures in each country. Many children in developing countries have little access to health care or even clean water, and the goal of Kind Cuts for Kids is to ensure low cost, high quality care to as many as possible, through training and education of local health care professionals to maximise the best use of limited resources.

“We are truly grateful to Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne for organising this event,” said Dr. Paddy Dewan, Founder and Chairman of Kind Cuts for Kids.

“The amount raised will allow Kind Cuts for Kids to complete a further 50 operations for children in need of medical procedures in various countries, which otherwise would not occur.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management