SERVING UP SUPPORT: Caterer at South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club Tony Kourahanis - having seafood dinner as Philippines fundraiser.
SERVING UP SUPPORT: Caterer at South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club Tony Kourahanis - having seafood dinner as Philippines fundraiser.

Charity is as easy as dining out

WHEN Tony Kourahanis visited the Philippines, it was poor and ragged, yet beautiful.

He saw devastation as it was before the catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan ripped villages to shreds leaving utter ruin in its wake.

Which is why it is almost unfathomable to him, to imagine the current state of the country.

"They need help over there," Mr Kourahanis said.

"It was bad already, but their lives have just been rocked with disaster, disease and devastation."

On Saturday, caterer Mr Kourahanis will host a gala fundraiser dinner at the Clarence View Bar and Grill at the South Grafton District Ex-Servicemen's Club with all proceeds to go to a village in the Philippines to help them recover from last week's event.

He has asked the rest of the Clarence Valley community to join him in his efforts to help make a difference where it is needed most.

"We are so fortunate here; we need to help them," Mr Kourahanis said.

"I hope everyone will help us do this.

"We want to get the money and select one particular village to send all the funds to help them, instead of going through the officials where the actual people don't get the money."

For $50 a head, enjoy a buffet dinner with entertainment with all proceeds to go to the cause.

Dinner will start at 6pm, and bookings are essential.

"We hope to get a couple of hundred people there to support this," Mr Kourahanis.



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