Community enjoys House event

Volunteer Sophie Tatterson (left) and Sale Neighbourhood House Manager Kaitlan Hill. Photo: Stefan Bradley

Stefan Bradley

Sale Neighbourhood House on Friday, May 13 evening hosted a ‘Pay What You Want’ event, where members of the community could enjoy food and live music with no set prices.

With the price of food going up, the pop-up restaurant at the Bond Street Event Centre in Sale, in collaboration with Seed Lakeside Community Garden, allowed locals to enjoy a hot meal prepared with locally grown produce.

Dine-in and takeaway was available, with a money box and bank transfer allowing participants to pay what they want/feel/can for the meal.

Those dining in had the opportunity to listen to pleasant music performed by musician Sue Kewming.

Sale Neighbourhood House manager Kaitlan Hill said the evening was the first of what they hope will be seasonal events.

“This event is about supporting local produce and a ‘Pay as you Can’ motto. It’s to support the community, connecting together and sharing local resources,” Ms Hill said.

“As we’re a not-for-profit community organisation, we offer low cost or no cost programs and initiatives to the community that facilitates social connection and community learning. We have some health promotion events coming up and many more things happening.”

Ms Hill said their operations have “absolutely” been affected by the rising costs of living.

“It’s prominent among community members who seek our support. There’s a lot of people needing help since the pandemic began.”

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Bond Street Event Centre hosted the evening.

The crowd enjoys food at the Pay What You Want event.

Musician Sue Kewming kept the guests entertained.

Volunteers Sophie Tatterson, Lily Tatterson and Sale Neighbourhood House manager Kaitlan Hill. Photos: Stefan Bradley