ASRC Charity Dinner
Saturday July 28, 2018
Stones of the Yarra Valley invites you to a very a special evening in support of The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
The ASRC is an independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being.
Following a series of successful fundraising dinners for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) over the past 7 years, proprietors Steve & Vonnie Frazer look forward to supporting the ASRC this year and are delighted to be in a position where they are able to assist.
All costs in relation to the dinner including staff, food and beverages will be absorbed by Stones of the Yarra Valley, resulting in 100% of all proceeds being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Funds raised will assist the ASRC to advocate for, support and empower over 4,600 people seeking asylum each year with the provision of support, food, housing, material aid, medical assistance, legal aid, counselling and employment services.
Join us for this very special event in support of the ASRC.
The evening will begin with pre-dinner drinks and canapés before guests are invited to take their seats for what is sure to be a fabulous evening of food, wine and entertainment.
Executive Chef Hugh Davison will present a delicious four-course menu with matching wines from some of our favourite boutique Yarra Valley winemakers.
Throughout the evening, ASRC CEO Kon Karapanagiotidis will share insightful stories of life on the front line and provide guests with an overview of the work of the ASRC.
Remember to bring your dancing shoes and best moves, as one of our favourite bands, The White Tree takes the stage to finish off the evening!
Saturday July 28, 2018
6.00pm - 11.00pm
Stones of the Yarra Valley
14 St Huberts Road, Coldstream
$150 per person
*All tickets are fully tax deductible
Includes pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a 4 course menu with matching wines. Tea & coffee included.
Crisp Dobson's potato, taramasalata
Natural oysters, champagne dressing
Sumac chicken, chili aioli
2015 Yarra Burn Vintage, Hoddles Creek
Variations of winter vegetables, goat's fromage frais, sablé
2017 Thick as Thieves Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
Beetroot cured Buxton trout, pickles, Crème fraîche, dill
2017 Punt Road Pinot Gris, Coldstream
Semolina gnocchi, taleggio, truffle honey
Roasted lamb shoulder, salsa verde
Served with sides of
Roasted kipfler potato, confit garlic and sumac
Rocket, parmesan salad, balsamic dressing
2017 Payten & Jones Pinot Noir, Tarrawarra
2011 Yeringberg Shiraz, Coldstream
Poached pears, white chocolate, pain d'épices
NV Gembrook Hill Pineau, Gembrook
We offer a full vegetarian and vegan option, and can cater for dietary requirements for all diners with advance notice.
To avoid disappointment, please ensure that you advise of any dietary requirements when making your reservation.
In the unfortunate event of cancellation within 7 days of the dinner, the credit card provided at time of booking will be charged at $150 per person, with 100% of the payment donated directly to ASRC.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement.
The ASRC is an independent not-for-profit organisation, owned and run by a community of volunteers and supporters. Based in Melbourne, The ASRC offers more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity, and empower people to advance their own future by providing them with the opportunities they need to live independently. Each year, the ASRC assists over 4600 people seeking asylum and is supported by a network of more than 1000 volunteers and 100 staff.
As a movement, the ASRC mobilises and unites communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia.
From little things, big things grow
The ASRC began in 2001, when Kon Karapanagiotidis, then a teacher, discovered that people seeking asylum were living in the community with virtually no basic support. This led to the creation of a student-run and community funded Foodbank which was launched from a tiny shop in Footscray with only a few boxes of food. That same year, the ASRC was established on 8 June 2001.
As an independent, community-led organisation the ASRC is in a unique position to advocate for the human rights of people seeking asylum, exempt from the pressures of government or the private sector. For this reason, the ASRC has been able to take a leading position in the opposition of Australia’s asylum seeker policy, while offering alternatives to issues faced by people seeking asylum and refugees.
Today, The ASRC is the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum, delivering more services on the ground than any other independent asylum seeker organisation in the country. Their work on the front line with people seeking asylum enables them to effectively advocate for, and alongside people with lived experience.
The ASRC’s front line services include food and material aid, healthcare, legal aid, support services, education and training, employment pathways and empowerment programs and community engagement.