With the crisis in Ukraine, and the floods in Queensland and New South Wales, this has been an incredibly difficult week. But, a group of Melbourne businesses are joining forces, and putting together a fundraiser this weekend to raise money for those who need it most. Head to 1800 Lasagne in Thornbury this Sunday, for a bustling marketplace, filled with sausage sizzles, ice cream, local produce and more. This fundraiser, 1800 Relief, will take place on Sunday March 6, from 10am to 3pm.
Channel all your energy into this fundraising event, and help raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, and relief for those affected by the floods. Many local businesses around the community are contributing what they can to this event, so there’s plenty of delicious food to try and things to buy.
There will be a sausage sizzle by Fitzroy Feast, an ice cream van from Icecream Social, and pizza by Carmelo’s.
Inside the produce market, you’ll find items such as:
- Fresh bread from All Are Welcome
- Fresh produce from Melbourne Farmers Markets and Northside Fruit and Veg
- Coffee from Everyday Coffee
- Olive oil from Mount Zero
- Wine by Six Parallels South, Blackhearts & Sparrows, and Imbibo
- Dog food from Scratch Health Dog Food
- Cakes by Mali Bakes
- Biscotti by L’anima Cucina
- Hot Sauce by Ultra Culture Community
- Spices from Gewürzhaus
- Ceramics by Adele Macer
- Flowers by Flowers Vasette
- Clothing by Candice For You
- Hospo merch by 1800 Lasagne and friends
A raffle for the fundraiser will be drawn one week later, with a huge prize pool worth over $9000. Raffle tickets are just $5, and include prizes from 1800 Lasagne, Aletheia & Phos, Ballard’s, Beatrix Bakes, Bobby Clark, Cleopatras Bling, Downtown Studio, Hana Katya, Hardie Grant, Joanie’s Baretto, La Porchetta Carlton, Lauren Bamford, Low Key Bar, Taki’s Bakery, Thornbury Picture House, Umberto Espresso Bar and Zsa’s.
Online raffle tickets can be purchased, from now until midnight on Thursday March 10. Meanwhile, you can also buy raffle tickets in person from 1800 Lasagne, Icecream Social, Downtown Studio, Blackhearts & Sparrows (from East Brunswick, Collingwood and Fitzroy North), Northside Records and Flowers Vasette.
The raffle will be drawn on Sunday March 13.
Funds raised for Ukraine will go towards:
Meanwhile, proceeds for the floods will go towards assisting:
These lists are subject to updates.
If you’re a business from the local area and you’d like to donate produce or goods to sell at 1800 Relief, contact 1800 Lasagne via DM on Instagram.