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Successful Charity Dinner at Aperitif Restaurant Raises IDR 227 Million for Children’s Charity

Aperitif Restaurant, situated at Viceroy Ubud, orchestrated a remarkable charity dinner event to support the Bali Children Project, bringing together Bali’s renowned chefs and raising a total of IDR 227 million for this noble cause.

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On January 25th, 2020, Aperitif Restaurant’s eclectic setting played host to an extraordinary eight-course meal crafted by ten of Bali’s finest chefs from nine renowned restaurants. The event showcased the power of collaboration and the incredible feats achievable when people unite. “We’re stronger together,” emphasized Nic Vanderbeeken, Head Chef of Aperitif.

This sell-out event was more than a culinary delight; it was a charitable endeavor dedicated to the Bali Children’s Project, a local charity committed to enabling children’s access to education through various programs in Bali. The brainchild of the Viceroy hotel team in Ubud, where Aperitif is located, this fundraiser was one of several chef collaboration charity events they have hosted over the years, including a 2016 event in support of Bali Children’s Project.

 

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Bali Children’s Project’s initiatives encompass everything from sponsoring students at risk of dropping out to HIV and AIDS awareness programs in schools. Special guests at the event included two school students who had previously been sponsored due to a fundraising lunch in 2016 at Cascades Restaurant at Viceroy Bali. These students, now nearing the end of their school journeys, are on their way to becoming chefs themselves.

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The charity dinner exceeded all expectations, raising an impressive IDR 227,500,000 through ticket sales, auctions, and pledges. Linda Venter, Founder of Bali Children’s Project, expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support, stating, “We are proud to announce that thanks to the funds raised, we will be able to double the impact of our Abuse Awareness program.” Among the many programs, Bali Children’s Project’s Abuse Awareness program conducts workshops in schools, using games, songs, acting, and more to educate elementary-aged students about the serious issue of abuse. The funds raised will facilitate reaching an additional 8,000 students with this vital program, leaving a lasting impact.

Amanda Syrowatka

Director of Viceroy Bali, Amanda has worked the last decade in the hospitality industry. Amanda loves all things Bali and specializes in luxury accommodation and experiences.