Answer the call



THE Cooroy RSL is urging diners to “put down the phone” as they host a Phone-Free Feast fund-raiser on 7 August, to help raise money for brain cancer research.
Cooroy RSL event organiser Elaine Williams said the club decided to hold the night after realising there were no Phone-Free Feasts in the local area.
Ms Williams said she had a personal tie to brain cancer, with her stepdad having passed away from the disease.
According to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, around 1600 people are diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia annually and about 1200 die from the disease every year, with children being the most affected.
Many believe mobile phones have had an impact on brain cancer statistics, but the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation said the cause of the disease was unknown.
The Phone-Free Feast is a great chance to save culinary culture and old-fashioned manners by putting phones away while sharing a three-course meal with friends and family.
The event will be held at the Cooroy RSL on 7 August. Diners can choose from dishes such as prawn twister with Asian salad for entree, chicken and smoked salmon gnocchi in creamy bacon sauce for main and a mini mud cake for dessert.
The three-course meal is only $30 per person with 10 per cent of all sales donated to brain cancer research. Phone the club on 5447 6131 to book your table.