One of Mt Wellington’s favourite locals, The Flying Moa, recently held its legendary Le Long Dejeuner (Long Lunch) in honour of Bastille Day, with proceeds going to St John.
Now in its third year, The Flying Moa Le Long Dejeuner drew on the exceptional talents of Head Chef Vinu Pillai to create a menu matched perfectly with a range of specially selected Monteith’s craft beers.
Over the course of the afternoon guests sampled fine French food matched with New Zealand’s best beer, and were entertained by Crowd Goes Wild’s very own James McOnie.
Guests also heard from St John Auckland Central District Operations Manager John Takerei, who manages the St John ambulance service across the central Auckland area. Mr Takerei explained the work that St John medics undertake and how the community, through events such as the Le Long Dejeuner, supports the service.
A raffle and silent auction with prizes donated by Panasonic, Heritage Hotels New Zealand and the Whitford Park Golf Club helped lift the total raised for St John to $8500.
St John Northern Region General Manager, Gary Salmon, says proceeds from Le Long Dejeuner will be applied to supporting our regional youth festival programme which involves young St John members from northern region and throughout New Zealand competing in first aid competitions and educational programmes.
“We are grateful for the generous offer from The Flying Moa to raise money for St John. While we receive significant funding from the government, we still rely on the community to help cover the cost of our operations, and other community programmes,” says Mr Salmon.