Shuffle on for polio

Meal on the move: Swings manager Annie Murphy, shuffle organiser Kendall Galbraith and Morries Anytime bartender Billy Philips prepare for fund raiser.                             Photo: Sandy Powell
Meal on the move: Swings manager Annie Murphy, shuffle organiser Kendall Galbraith and Morries Anytime bartender Billy Philips prepare for fund raiser. Photo: Sandy Powell

A UNIQUE dining experience will take over five Margaret River restaurants in the name of charity on March 12.

The Main Street Shuffle will see diners enjoy their entrees at one restaurant, main course at another, and then dessert at a different restaurant again, in a charity fundraiser for End Polio Now.

Across the evening there will be two separate shuffles occurring, with one start at Swings Taphouse and Kitchen, moving to Muster, before finishing at Morries Anytime.

The second shuffle will involve diners starting at Muster, enjoying a main at Margaret River Hotel Bistro, and dessert at El Rio Mexican Bar and Kitchen.

Kendall Galbraith is organising the evening on behalf of Margaret River Rotary, and said eradicating polio worldwide was an international project for Rotary.

"In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries - now it is only endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan," Ms Galbraith said.

"So 99 per cent of polio is eradicated, we're close. I am trying to raise awareness, or remind people that polio still exists in these countries."

Ms Galbraith said she hopes the shuffle will become an annual event and that more restaurants would become involved in the future.

"All restaurants have been very positive and proactive with the event and are currently discussing their menu plans... The idea was to engage local businesses with Rotary and with each other and provide a fun event in the main street," she said.

There are only 30 tickets available for each shuffle, and can be purchased for $80 each from the Stocker Preston office.

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