It has been an exciting couple of weeks at our social enterprise event space, the Purple Shed. Things have been in full swing as we recently hosted two special visits.

One visit was from a group of executives from Coles where they presented Purple House with a cheque for $83,177! Coles raised this money during their recent NAIDOC week campaign, a massive achievement. Raising $40k in its first year in 2020, the campaign has more than doubled in just two years. Our directors and patients enjoyed cooking ‘roo tail and fried damper on the campfire for the Coles representatives as a thank you for their ongoing and generous support. We look forward to continuing to grow this special partnership and helping Coles make the 2023 campaign even bigger and better.

The other visit was from a group of executives from JAWUN’s corporate and government secondment partners. JAWUN is an organisation that pair skilled secondees with Indigenous businesses, such as Purple House, to work on projects. The visit gave the executives an opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of the program and the value that their secondees bring to organisations such as Purple House. We hosted these guests at the Purple Shed for a full day of beautiful food and insightful talks.

Come evening, the Social Enterprise Hub was transformed with fairy lights, campfires and beautiful table arrangements to celebrate the inaugural Purple Shed dinner. Our JAWUN guests were greeted with a warm cup of Saltbush-infused Pumpkin Soup around the fire. They then moved inside for a main of either Marinated Kangaroo with a Boomerang Pastry or a Polenta and Vegetable Stack, finishing with desserts of Quandong Cheesecake and Kakadu Plum Fruit Tartlets. The Purple Shed staff went above and beyond to cater for this special dinner and the celebration of native ingredients in each dish received great praise!

The Purple Shed is available for bookings on our website. Whether you need a space for staff training or would like a catered lunch with friends, we would love to hear from you. As a social enterprise, the space supports the work of Purple House in getting dialysis patients home on country. Bookings can also include a bush medicine making demonstration from our team at the Bush Balm shop.

**Please note that the Purple Shed is a dry venue and no external food or beverages are to be brought in.