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Brews and bats: and the real winners are …

Five Senses CoffeeShaughan Dunne 28 August 2013

Brews ‘n’ Bats was an event developed by Five Senses and World Aeropress with the aim of raising money for disadvantaged children in India by combining the inaugural Five Senses Ping Pong tournament and the World Aeropress Championships.

Held back in May this year, Brews ‘n’ Bats was such an awesome night! Great burgers, seriously high-end Aeropress skills, some high quality pong and general high vibes all round. It was great to see specialty coffee people from a range of different companies and different countries rubbing shoulders and enjoying each other’s company. But beneath the fun and frivolity, there was a more serious undertaking being played out. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors (in particular Huxtaburger, Little Creatures Brewery and Innocent Bystander Wines) and the blood, sweat and tears of the hard working Five Senses crew, we were able to raise $4400 for the Nanhi Kali foundation. The Nanhi Kali group work in rural India where having a daughter is often considered a burden and limited family resources are directed towards the male children. The foundation steps in to redress the balance and give these beautiful girls the opportunity to experience an education free from repression or discrimination.

The fine gentlemen at Standing Room Only in Perth have been running an annual event which has allowed us to sponsor 23 girls for the past two years. With the additional proceeds from Brews and Bats, we’ve been able to extend this to another 32 girls — making it 55 in total! Education is one of the primary vehicles for improving lives regardless of colour or religion.

So a heartfelt THANK YOU for playing your part — and keep your eye out for next year’s event. If you want to know more about the good people at the Nanhi Kali Foundation, check out the Nanhi Kali website.

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