Charities benefit from Latitude 45 long lunch

11:00 AM Friday April 27, 2018 True Commercial

The fundraiser lunch was held in a marquee at Ben Nevis high country station among restored historic farm buildings. Photo / Supplied

Colliers International raised $200,000 for three Otago organisations, in conjunction with hosting top private clients at an annual long-lunch charity fundraiser, held on a remote high-country station.

The 2018 Colliers Latitude 45 South Lunch and charity auction raised the money for Wakatipu High School Foundation, Cure Kids and the Otago Hospice - taking the total raised since the event’s inception in 2011 to $1,025,980.

“The lunch was held at Ben Nevis station in a marquee among restored historic farm buildings,” says Mark Simpson, Colliers’ Queenstown director.

“Our top private clients nationwide were flown to Queenstown and then helicoptered to a ‘mystery destination’ where the long lunch showcased the best of Otago’s wine and food,” Simpson says. “This was followed by a well-supported charity auction for the three worthy local causes.”

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Mark Simpson, Colliers International