28th September, 2016
This time around our event was a little bit different as we raised funds for Auckland’s Mercy Hospice. The lunch was a way for Online Republic staff to give back to Mercy Hospice for all they had done to help an amazing colleague Sam, who sadly passed away after battling a vicious cancer.
In honour of Sam we held a 'European' themed lunch, where staff brought in sweet and savoury dishes inspired by European favourites. Everyone donated money beforehand and then choose from the fabulous selection of food. It's a wonderful way to get staff involved and enjoy a delicious lunch together. A few star dishes included a chocolate Bundt cake, sauerkraut, savoury burek, pumpkin and haloumi salad and fruit kebabs.
There were prizes on the day for the best dishes and Sarah's pumpkin and haloumi salad was one of the top four dishes. We raised $600 and then the company matched it so we donated $1200 in total to Mercy Hospice. A wonderful response and turnout for the event!