Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Drinking for Charities

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Drinking for Charities

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Byline: DAVID ELLIS

A SYDNEY couple has launched an online wine-buying service whose profits will go to charity and not-for-profit organisations.

Damian and Terri Percy were respected ballroom dancers with more than 45 national and international titles between them, but their lives took a totally new direction after the birth of their second son, Callum, 18 months ago. Callum was born with Down Syndrome.

"We've experienced first-hand the immense difficulties faced by charity and not-for-profit organisations to raise enough funds to simply stay afloat," Damian said. "So we decided to launch The Charity Wine Shop, with its initial beneficiary Down Syndrome NSW, and 10 others."

Fine wine buyers have a choice of wines from six wineries that have so far teamed up to supply to The Charity Wine Shop: buyers simply log on to www.charitywineshop.com.au (http://www.charitywineshop.com.au) to place their order and nominate the charity or non-profit organisation of their choice from an-already near-dozen on the site. …

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