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Book a table to help Nepal

Australia's top restaurants rally together in an innovative fundraising move to support the Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Appeal.

Thursday May 14, 2015

Members of the Nepalese community
People from the Nepalese community who work in the hospitality industry have inspired the Tables4Nepal fundraising event. Photo: James Broadway

As part of the popular Tables4aCause fundraising initiative, participating restaurants donate a dining experience to be auctioned off, in this case to raise money for the Red Cross appeal.  

Bids can now be made on a table for four at over 95 renowned restaurants such as Tetsuya's, Rockpool, Momofuku Seiobo, Spice Temple, MoVida, The Estelle, Matteo's, Pei Modern (Melbourne), Rosa's Canteen, Lee Ho Fook, Coda and Tonka. Tables will be available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  

Bids are open from 13-20 May. See a full list of restaurants or place a bid.  

Social media: @tables4acause and #tables4nepal

Matteo Pignatelli, National President of the Restaurant & Catering Association, said: "With so many wonderful, hardworking Nepalese in our industry we felt compelled and committed to raising funds for victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake."  

On 12 May, a second earthquake of 7.3 magnitude caused more grief and destruction, at a time when thousands of people remain homeless from the previous earthquake in April. Red Cross teams across the country are racing to provide healthcare and relief supplies.  

More than 280 Australians have registered with Red Cross to hold fundraising activities in their communities for the Nepal Region Earthquake Appeal.  

Funds raised from the appeal will provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected in Nepal and in regions affected by the Nepal earthquake. Find out more.  

Register a fundraising event of your own.