OzHarvest has announced the postponement of its flagship fundraising event the CEO CookOff, due to take place at Sydney’s Carriageworks on Monday 30 March. In the wake of the ongoing public health threat from the Coronavirus, the event will be postponed until later in the year. Read our full statement, from our founder and CEO Ronni Kahn AO, here.
WHY IS THE EVENT POSTPONED?
Due to the current risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), and based on the most recent public health advice from the NSW and Commonwealth Governments and WHO, in so far as they relate to the running a major event like the CEO CookOff, OzHarvest has made the difficult decision to postpone the CookOff to ensure the health and safety of our guests, CEOs, chefs, staff, volunteers and all those who would have attended the event.
WHAT DATE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD?
We will be rescheduling the event to a date later in 2020, subject to the public health advice available at the time, when it is safest to bring together all our guests and participants. We are hoping to host the event in either October or November, and will share the new date with all guests and participants as soon as it is secured.
WILL THE VENUE BE THE SAME?
The event will be held in Sydney, however may not be at the same venue due to availability. We will let all guests and participants know as soon as a venue and date are secured.
CAN I KEEP FUNDRAISING?
Yes! We are asking all participants to keep up their fundraising efforts to help us hit our $3 million target on 30 March. The CEO CookOff event ensures we can keep delivering vital services into our community. We need your help now more than ever to ensure we keep our vans on the road. Your fundraising page will remain open until the event in October.