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MasterChef Cooks up for Kidney Health Australia

Masterchef visits South Melbourne

Kidney Health Australia and South Melbourne Market was featured on an exciting episode of MasterChef this week, as 16 MasterChef contestants cooked up a feast for hundreds of market-goers.

During the filming earlier this year, we opened our Kidney Health Australia headquarters located on Cecil Street, across the road from the markets to the MasterChef production team. MasterChef was so touched by the kidney health cause, that they donated a total of $13,728 to our national kidney charity!

The MasterChef donation was the total of the sales money made by the contestants, who were split into teams of four and given the challenge of making as many street-style dishes as possible.

Kidney Health Australia CEO, Mikaela Stafrace, thanked MasterChef and all the contestants for a great episode and for the donation, which will go to supporting Australians affected by kidney disease.

Ms Stafrace said it was fantastic that such a prominent show like MasterChef had chosen to highlight kidney disease, which affected 1.7 million Australians. “There’s still a gap in understanding within the wider community of the critical role kidneys play in our health, such as filtering toxins out of our blood. When our kidneys shut down, our bodies shut down.”

“It was great fun to have the MasterChef crew on board for the day and we look forward to watching the rest of the MasterChef season. The wonderful fresh produce often used in the show encourages all Australians to cook healthy meals, which benefits our kidney health and overall well-being.”

MasterChef is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network Ten—airing 7.30pm AEST, Sunday to Thursday. To view previous episodes, including the South Melbourne Market challenge visit tenplay.com.au.

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