Help and Legal Centre to Raise Funds for Poverty Awareness at the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner and Auction

Cobourg, ON, March 19, 2018 – On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Rosewood Estates in Cobourg, the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland will be holding its annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner, which aims to raise awareness about the increasing poverty within the local community.

Guests will enjoy a selection of appetizers, artisanal soups and desserts prepared by Rosewood’s own chef, Peter Gosling, and will have the opportunity to bid on various auction items that include jewelry, electronics, gift cards and services from local businesses. This year’s event will also feature musical performances by local musicians Don Owen and Bruce Longman.

Each guest will also take home a handcrafted bowl donated by the Northumberland Potters, with the empty bowl acting as a reminder that there are many who regularly go without in Northumberland.

“This event is a fantastic way to support local efforts to eliminate poverty,” says Krista Skutovich, the Chair for the event. “The Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner is our largest annual fundraiser. We are confident that with the continued support of Rosewood Estates, the Northumberland Potters and several other local businesses that this will be our best year yet,” continues Skutovich. “The event always proves to be an entertaining and heartwarming evening that ultimately helps us meet the growing demand for services to support those living in poverty in our community.”

Tickets for the Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner are available for $50 each at Holton Flowers in Port Hope, All Creatures Great and Small in Cobourg and Rosewood Estates in Cobourg. For more information about the event or the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland, visit or phone 905-373-4464.

For photo opportunities or interviews with the Northumberland Potters, please contact Brenda Sullivan, Northumberland Potters at 905-885-5384 or

For photo opportunities or intervew with Rosewood States, please contact Helen Collins at 1-800-787-0614.

For additional media interviews, please contact Krista Skutovich, Event Chair at 289-251-9882 or

About the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland
The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland provides a range of programs to assist low-income individuals and families living in Northumberland County. Services offered include housing assistance, income-tax preparation, workers’ rights education and legal services.