Kate and Paul Spaapen have been hosting dinner parties for their friends and family every weekend, spending their spare time preparing for and then putting on a three-course meal for up to eight people, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research.
It is a cause close to their hearts; their son David (4) has CF.
�David was diagnosed at six weeks old,� Mrs Spaapen said.
�We didn�t have any family members who had it, but I knew of it because I am a nurse, but I never worked in that field.�
She said David�s medication and physiotherapy was just routine for the family.
�He takes medication daily and two sessions of physio a day; it has to be broken up otherwise it is a bit intense.
�We have been doing this since he was seven or eight weeks old, it is second nature.�
The family held dinner fundraisers last year, and decided to expand based on their success.
�Last year, we did two weekends and decided this year to do four weekends,� Mrs Spaapen said.
�I love to cook and we don�t get to go out much, so this was perfect for us. This year I tried something different and got out of my comfort zone with the meals.�
When Mrs Spaapen spoke to the Easter Reporter, the family were only $20 off their $1500 fundraiser goal.
The money was raised as part of Cystic Fibrosis WA�s annual 65 Roses campaign, which takes place in May.
To donate, go to https:// 65roseswa2015.everydayhero. com/au/kate.
For more information, visit www.65roseswa.org.au.