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Donations roll in to support chef

SUNSHINE, great wine, food and music were the order of the day at the recent fundraiser for celebrity chef Matt Golinski who lost his wife and three daughters in a home fire on Boxing Day 2011.

Dingo Creek Winery at Traveston was the venue with many local businesses getting behind this great cause with donations for the rolling raffles.

A total of $6207 was raised as the community of the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Brisbane gathered to show their support for Matt.

Spokeswoman for the organising committee Marg Gillespie said it was a true community event with businesses and guests digging deep.

Marg wants to thank everyone involved in putting on the day and helping to make it such a success.

"Chefs Dale Chapman and Jodie Williams, along with the wonderful volunteers, served a gourmet lunch featuring free-range local produce including hams, smoked chicken, Cooloola cheeses and olives etc... to a very grateful crowd," Mrs Gillespie said.

"Matt has been released from hospital and we all wish him the best with his recovery."

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