Fremantle Long Table Dinner raises record amount

The Fremantle Long Table Dinner. Photo: Dockside Media
The Fremantle Long Table Dinner. Photo: Dockside Media

THE Fremantle Long Table dinner raised a record amount for homeless and vulnerable people.

The dinner raised $110,000 for St Patrick’s Community Support Centre when it was held earlier this month.

A record 1200 people attended the Christmas dinner, with the table stretching from Market Street to the Round House.

National Hotel managing director and owner Karl Bullers said the event had been bigger and better than ever.

“The food was delicious, the entertainment second-to-none and the atmosphere truly fantastic,” he said.

“It was a great reflection of the unique Fremantle spirit.

“I’m really proud of the staff, they really went above and beyond.

“We also had help from around 200 volunteers from St. Pat’s which was fantastic.”

St Pat’s chief executive Michael Piu said it was amazing to see so many people come out and support the community’s most vulnerable.

“We are blown away to not only reach our target of $100,000, but to exceed it! The funds raised will enable St Pat’s to support more people in need and to improve and expand our service,” he said.

“ Our goal is to end homelessness in Fremantle and South West metro and big events like this take us a step closer to achieving that.”