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Go out for a good cause at these Shanghai fundraisers this August

From a wing eating competition to Peruvian-inspired dinner, here's three charity events for your radar

Photograph: Clark Tibbs via Unsplash

Going out, eating well and having fun can go hand in hand with doing good. From a wing eating competition to big Peruvian-inspired dinner, here are three upcoming events for your radar this August – all raising money to help local organisations.

King of The Wing

King of The Wing

The Rooster's annual chicken wing eating contest in the name of charity is back. Entry includes 15 chicken wings and a beer, and the first three competitors to get through their wings will win some boozy prizes with an IPA keg party, free-flow brunch vouchers and Rooster Bucks up for grabs. The 100RMB entry donation goes to Heart to Heart Shanghai, a non-profit organisation that provides corrective surgery for Chinese children with congenital heart defects. Ready to stuff yourself at speed? Sign up online or at the bar. 


King of the Wing is at The Rooster on Sat 1 Aug at 5pm. 100RMB.

FLY Society Charity Dinner: Laughter Is Good

FLY Society Charity Dinner: Laughter Is Good

New community group FLY Society is out to pull together some of the city’s top restaurateurs and chefs for charity dinners that are all about excellent food, drink, music and laughter while raising money for local organisations. 


The group's first fundraiser at Peruvian restaurant Colca (North Bund) on Wednesday 5 August will also raise money for Heart to Heart Shanghai with a buffet-style dinner to suit all tastes – with over a dozen dishes like quinoa salad with seared tuna, Peruvian pork adobo, paprika halibut and a Latino-style shepherd's pie with plant-based meat. The bar will be stocked with wine, beer and mixed drinks at 30RMB each. The jam-packed night also features laughter yoga, short stand-up comedy sets and live music from Ukuladies. Tickets cost 300RMB, including one drink and can be bought online.


FLY Society Charity Dinner: Laughter Is Good is at Colca North Bund on Wednesday 5 August. 300RMB.

Jianbing Cook-Off

Jianbing Cook-Off

In honour  of one of China's most popular street breakfasts, UnTour Food Tours is hosting its first jianbing cook-off competition at Cages on Saturday 8 August. Nine of Shanghai's well-known chefs and restaurant personalities will all be competing to create creatives takes on this local hero, with Nat Alexander (Homeslice), Christine Asuncion (Spread the Bagel), Andrew Moo (Taste Collective) and Chris Zhu (formerly Bird) plus more in the lineup.


Alongside the competition, UnTour are putting on a raffle, proceeds from which will go to support Shanghai Young Bakers, a local charity that provides free culinary school to marginalised Chinese youth. Tickets are 100RMB (available online) and include one drink, access to the jianbing station and various discounts throughout the evening (don't sleep on the special jianbing whisky cocktail for 50RMB).


Jianbing Cook-Off is at Cages on Saturday 8 August. 100RMB.

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