Pay it forward for charity

On Thursday night I attended a wine tasting at Matilda Bay Restaurant that was raising money for a not for profit called ‘For the Animals.’ It was such a beautiful setting, overlooking the river and there were some fantastic wines available to taste and buy on the night. As we entered the venue we were handed a booklet of all the wines available to taste that evening. Fine Wine Wholesalers who distribute the wines were offering customers a $3-$6 discount on the wines if you placed an order that evening. Plus 25% of the sales that evening went to For The Animals.

Pierro wines

Pierro wines

Rebecca Tilbrook is one of the founders of For the Animals which was set up in 2011. The charity aims to stop the illegal trade of endangered animals worldwide. I naively thought that poaching and trafficking of animals was not as prolific as it appears. I was wrong, very wrong. For the Animals works with anti-poaching companies and trafficking programs, fund ranger patrolling and looks after the wild life that are injured, rehabilitate them back into the wild. There is so much this company does and I should have asked more questions on the night, the time passed so quick. I also should have brought change to donate but thankfully they have a good site and a strong online media presence, which is looked after by Bang Digital. On the site you can find out more about their local projects but donate to different causes. Check out more here.For them to continue the charity really does require donations.

A raffle and a silent auction helped raise more funds for the charity. There was also a wine on tasting – blind. People had to guess what it was, out of the other wines in the room. It was quite hard but fun!

Back to the wine , there was a wonderful selection of Australia wines; Moss Wood, Deep Woods, Castle Rock, Millbrook Winery, Crittenden Estate, Peel Estate, Mitolo, Paxton, Wills Domain, Teusner, Pierro. I love trying new vintages and wines from wineries that I tasted before and those that are new! Plus such delicious and filling canapes! Such a range of different wines and grape varieties, it was a wonderful evening. But the star of the show was For The Animals.

Thank you.