The owners of the Solotel Group, the Solomon Family, along with Matt Moran, are supporting Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis through a series of donations and in-venue fundraising opportunities, launching from Friday, 10 January.
Bruce, Elliot and Anna Solomon along with Matt are pledging a donation of $10,000 per venue, totaling $280,000 that will go directly towards the Rural Fire Services within each venues’ respective NSW and QLD states.
“The national bushfire crisis has had a major impact on families, communities, emergency workers and volunteers and the thoughts and sympathy of the Solotel community are with them,” says Anna Solomon. “This national disaster has touched everyone across the country – we acknowledge the tireless
work of the many individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the relief effort and look forward to adding our support.”
Solotel’s pubs and bars are hosting a Bushfire Relief Hour on Friday 17 January, with all proceeds from food and beverages sold between 5pm–7pm on the day being donated directly towards the bushfire appeal. Participating venues will span 21 bars and pubs across Sydney including Darlo Bar, Goros, Green Park Hotel, Kings Cross Hotel, Opera Bar, Paddo Inn, Public House Petersham, Smoke and House Bar at Barangaroo House, The Albion, The Bank, The Bridgeview Hotel, The Clock, The Courthouse Hotel, The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, The Erko, The Golden Sheaf, The Marly, The Regent, The Sackville and Quay Bar, as well as South Brisbane’s Little Big House.
Matt Moran and the Solomon family restaurants are supporting the cause by introducing a Bushfire Relief Dish or Drink on each of their menus. Launching tomorrow through to Sunday 9 February, 100% of proceeds from a single highlighted menu item at Aria, Bea at Barangaroo House, Chiswick Woollahra, Chiswick at the Gallery, Chophouse Sydney, North Bondi Fish and Brisbane’s Riverbar & Kitchen will go directly towards the Rural Fire Service.
Bea's Bushfire Relief Dish:
Whole roast duck, BBQ quince sauce
Chiswick Woollahra's Bushfire Relief Dish:
Fettucine, summer peas, chilli, lemon, basil, breadcrumb
Image credit: Steven Woodburn
“Our home is hurting and we need to stand together,” says Matt Moran. “This means supporting each other and doing whatever we can to make a difference, big or small. I know so many of us here in Sydney feel incredibly helpless at the moment, so we want to give everyone the opportunity to contribute any way they can.”
More information on Solotel’s Bushfire Relief Hour and special donation menu items are available at solotel.com.au/bushfirerelief