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Dreaming of visiting the tropical island of Bali again when restrictions ease? While we dream, Bali needs our help in this time of crisis.

With over one million Australian visitors to the holiday island every year, Bali enjoys a thriving tourism-based economy. Although, this has not been without setbacks, from the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, to the multiple eruptions of Mount Agung in 2017, and the devastating Lombok earthquake that took place in 2018. The island has seen tourism numbers drop severely before and has always bounced back. COVID-19 is different though, people cannot travel even if they want to. Eight long months have passed without international tourists and there is currently no end in sight.

As part of The Trans Resort Bali “Go Local” campaign purposes, which is aiming to support the community and Bali tourism, The Trans Resort Bali is partnering with Dean Kendell (the owner of Jacksons Lily’s & Ginger Moon Canteen) to support the families, children and communities affected by the pandemic through the selling of “Our Bali Your Bali” Cook Book, which will incorporate lots of colourful imagery, family and community stories, as well as local recipes including the recipes from Dean’s restaurants.

The cookbook is currently seeking funding by asking people to pre-order books from the crowd funder. The campaign is called Bali Needs Our Help and Dean is keen to ask everybody in Australia who has ever visited the island to support the cause by purchasing one of his books. The project aims to raise over $100,000 with proceeds going to five local charities which have been badly hit.

“The charities we have chosen are the backbone of Balinese society – they support the poor and vulnerable at the best of times. Now with this pandemic, many more families have joined the ranks of the needy, while the charities have found themselves unable to raise their normal funds.”

“I know for sure that cashflows are at critical levels and these charities need financial aid to continue their wonderful support of local families with food, clothing, education and environmental needs.

The five charities that will receive funding from the project are:

If you have ever visited Bali or plan to enjoy some time on our tropical island,” continued Dean, “please support us and buy a book. I promise you’ll love all the stories, photos and local recipes. Bali’s warm and sincere hospitality has been captured between the covers in order for us to bring our precious Bali to you”.

To support the project and buy the book online, please click: https://chuffed.org/project/bali-needs-our-help

For further information, please contact:

Dean Keddell on WhatsApp: +62 813 3724 0760 em: dean@gingermoonbali.com

Jonette Wilton (Publisher, Sunday Press): m: +61 403 680571 em: jonette@sundaypress.com.au

Rachel Kucera (BossHospo): +61 468 317039 - hello@bosshospo.com



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