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Eat, Drink And Be Giving

For Rebecca Childs, her motivation to host a Longest Table every year remains connected to the cause; she feels like she really makes a difference in saying #ForkCancer.

Over the past six years, Rebecca has hosted a Longest Table with her friends and family and has now become a tradition for her loved ones to come together and raise funds for a cause that’s connected to everyone.

This year, Rebecca will be hosting a seated dinner on Friday 19 August in the wine bar at Sneaky’s Restaurant in Angle Vale.

“This is the first time I’m hosting a seated dinner with amazing Italian food for guests to enjoy. The event will be ticketed and there will be a live band for entertainment,” Rebecca said.

“I will be raising funds through event ticket sales, a raffle, a silent and live auction and wine pull. I hope to put together a night of fun, laughter, good food and wine with maybe a little dancing thrown in!

“I have kept my theme very simple this year… Eat, Drink and Be Giving!”

Rebecca hosts a Longest Table event each year in the hope that cancer can one day be eradicated and people can stop living with fear.

“A world without cancer would mean everything. It would take away a huge fear of thinking who is next. I want my children to grow up in a world where that fear doesn’t exist anymore.”

Cancer is no stranger to Rebecca and her family. Unfortunately, 2021 wasn’t an easy year for her and her loved ones.

“Last year was very tough for my family. We had to say goodbye to a very special, one-of-a-kind man, our Uncle Robin who passed away from mesothelioma,” Rebecca said.

“We watched our strong-willed Aunty Chris fight breast cancer. My beautiful sister-in-law, Alex, had to go through the heartbreak of saying goodbye to her mum, Tarja from pancreatic cancer.

“And my father-in-law, Chris, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Every cancer is different but all of them cause heartbreak and suffering in one way or another.”

Rebecca is calling on her loved ones to help her fight this insidious disease that shows no discrimination and leaves behind only pain.

“I’m so passionate about this fundraiser where the money raised actually goes to where it should. I hope my contribution goes towards finding lifesaving treatments for not only my loved ones, but everyone.”

If you’re like Rebecca, and want to #ForkCancer, register your table today!