AFTER 14 years the lights have dimmed and the final curtain has been lowered on Peninsula Home Hospice’s Fish and Film night at the Peninsula “Athenaeum” Cinema, Sorrento.
Over the years, the annual night has raised more than $90,000 for PHH which offers a free palliative at-home care program with a team of professionals and volunteers providing clinical and practical support to people with life-limiting illnesses.
PHH was established as a not-for-profit organisation on the Mornington Peninsula in 1984 and is now an accredited specialist community palliative care service covering the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and south of Mordialloc Creek.
More than 200 people attended the film night on 27 October “enjoying the tried and tested package for each ticket holder of a glass of wine, fish and chips, a choc top ice cream, the inevitable raffle before settling in and enjoying the heart-warming film Mrs Harris Goes to Paris”, PHH member Marilyn Cunnington said.
“The cinema in its glory was buzzing as guests came together to farewell this event at our much-loved local cinema.
“The indomitable Harry, at Fish Fetish Sorrento, and his team, have cooked thousands of packets of fish and chips over those years, always delivering hot on the night. What an amazing feat.
“We are grateful for the years we have been able to work with Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento to hold this much-loved event and to the local community for its unwavering support.”
The online realestatesource.com.au reported in March that Colin Delutis’ DeGroup had bought the Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento building for $11 million “as a long-term hold”.
Village Roadshow founder and majority owner the Kirby family sold the complex for $5m in 2017 with a long term leaseback.
To find out more about Peninsula Home Hospice visit peninsulahospice.com.au