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Aussie expat chef looking to raise $100k for bushfire communities

Former Wollongong chef Sam Jackson has not let the tyranny of distance stop him from doing his bit for the bushfire affected communities back home.

Jackson, who moved to Boston 12 years ago to open co-owner of KO Catering and Pies, is aiming to raise $100,000 through his "Boston Barbie for Bushfire Support" fundraising event.

"My country's on fire, things aren't good and I need to be able to put my energy into something positive rather than something negative," he told Boston media.

The fundraising barbie will be held on January 28 at Capo Restaurant and Supper Club in South Boston, with more than 20 local restaurateurs and chefs participating.

Speaking to the Boston Globe, Jackson said the community support in Boston is "so remarkable".

"I'm so thankful for people's generosity and the least I can do is offer an outlet to be generous," he said.

Proceeds from the barbecue will benefit the Australian Red Cross, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the World Wildlife Fund, Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, and others.

AHD, 14th January 2020