Nigella cooking up a fundraising storm for Surrey charity
Nigella Lawson is aiming to cook up some cash for a Surrey-based children’s hospice.
The chef, food writer, journalist and broadcaster is helping Shooting Star CHASE cook up some cash for its latest campaign 'eat ‘n’ greet'.
The charity, which supports more than 500 families in west London, Surrey and West Sussex with a child or teenager not expected to reach their 19th birthday is asking supporters to raise cash by cooking throughout March.
They can fundraise by doing any activity that involves food and drink, for example hosting a dinner party, holding a ‘Come Dine with Me’ competition, inviting friends to a coffee morning, having a bath in baked beans or taking part in an ‘all you can eat’ feast.
"I am thrilled to be supporting eat ‘n’ greet," said Nigella.
"Coming together to share a meal is an important part of life, so what better way to raise money for Shooting Star CHASE than to cook and eat with friends and family.
"I hope everyone cooks up a storm for Shooting Star CHASE."
Families receive support from the charity free of charge, 365 days a year, in their own homes and communities and at children’s hospices in Hampton and Guildford.
Shooting Star CHASE’s head of community, Mike Hey, said: "This is a brilliant way to get all members of the community, young and old, involved in fundraising for their local children’s hospice service.
"We don’t mind what you do as long as you have some good food and fun with your friends and family whilst you are doing it.
"A lot of the families we support are so busy that they cannot always enjoy a good meal together, we hope that this campaign will ensure they have more opportunities to do so in the near future."
Supporters can download an eat ‘n’ greet fundraising pack, event invites, posters and recipes when they from shootingstarchase.org.uk/eatngreet.