A massive $135,541 has been raised at this year's Supper Club.

The grand total has just been announced to a massive round of applause from the hundreds of people attending, who are now heading to their dining spots for the evening.

Supper Club organiser Linley Parry made the announcement at the pre-function event at the Novotel Rotorua.

Parry told the Rotorua Daily Post tonight she was staggered by the generosity of the community.

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Ronald McDonald, Paul Hickey from The Hits, and Rob and Linley Parry at Supper Club Rotorua at the Novotel tonight. Photo / Andrew Warner
Ronald McDonald, Paul Hickey from The Hits, and Rob and Linley Parry at Supper Club Rotorua at the Novotel tonight. Photo / Andrew Warner

"It's really overwhelming. Even today I was receiving auction items from people who wanted to donate goods."

She said right up until the event started, she had a waiting list of five tables wanting to be part of it.

Just prior to the announcement, Denis Mariner was named the winner of the new Nissan Qashqai donated by Nicholson United Autos as part of the major prize for Supper Club Rotorua.

The car, which is valued at more than $36,000, was raffled as part of the prizes raising money for the Supper Club charity.

The raffle, which was offered for $100 a ticket, had a maximum of 500 tickets.

Another big contributor to the final total was the winner of the European cruise prize, donated by helloworld Rotorua Travel alongside suppliers Singapore Airlines and Holland America.

The luxurious Norwegian cruise was won by a bidder who paid $16,500 for the total package.

The all-expenses paid prize included a seven-night cruise, two nights in Amsterdam and stop overs in Singapore.

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Helloworld Travel Rotorua owner Deborah Kay told those at the function they were incredibly lucky to get sponsors such as Singapore Airlines and Holland America to donate the prizes.

"These sponsors are asked all the time to donate to different causes and it's such an honour they see the value in our charity with Supper Club."

It's been 10 years this year that Supper Club Rotorua has been raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities with a host of top chefs set to cook up a storm for locals tonight, including top chef Martin Bosley.

Families with sick children who have needed to stay at Ronald McDonald House use the Ronald McDonald Family Retreats in Rotorua as a getaway for the entire family.

All money raised goes to the upkeep of the retreats.

Supper Club is a unique event where ticket holders go into a draw to find out where they will be hosted for dinner.

Rotorua Caci Clinic staff at Supper Club. Photo / Kelly Makiha
Rotorua Caci Clinic staff at Supper Club. Photo / Kelly Makiha

Those taking part gathered at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside for an auction before the venues and tables were drawn.

Rotorua Caci clinic manager Mandy Heath said they were looking forward to having a good night for a good cause.

She said their owner, Esther Jacquet, liked to give back to the community.

"She gives back to things we don't even know about but with this she recognises it's significance and it's really important."

Heather and Greg Bell from Professional Harvesting Systems have returned to the event because it was a brilliant cause.

"It is such an amazing charity and is so worth supporting. We have been touched by it personally," Heather Bell said.

Neil and Carol Lunt from Euro Scaffolding Rotorua said they attended last year and had an amazing meal at the Pig and Whistle Social House and wanted to return to the event again.

"We try to do a bit of community stuff because it's good to support it."

Meanwhile, among those in the cooking line-up is Rotorua's Natasha Whitewood and Hera Waitai from My Kitchen Rules New Zealand who, along with Bosley, will each cook from the two Ronald McDonald Family Retreats.

Tania Warner, left , Kellie Thomasen, Nadia Christensen, and Chrissie Aratema at Supper Club Rotorua. Photo / Andrew Warner
Tania Warner, left , Kellie Thomasen, Nadia Christensen, and Chrissie Aratema at Supper Club Rotorua. Photo / Andrew Warner

Vanessa Baxter from MasterChef New Zealand's 2013 episode will host a table at the Rotorua Fire Station, Pure Cruise is putting on a dinner on Lake Rotoiti and Toi Ohomai students led by Johnny Chemis, who has supported Supper Club for 10 years, will host tables at Tea Rooms.


There will also be some great tables at 10-yearly favourites Ciccio Italian Cafe and also Under The Sails and the Tree Walk in the Redwoods, where brothers Rotorua MP Todd McClay and Eurest owner Steve McClay will be in charge.