Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance calls for recipe support
By M2S_Media | Friday, March 04, 2011, 12:36
An appeal is being launched today for people to come forward with their favourite family recipes for a charity cookbook to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Cornish Mutual's Alan Goddard and TV presenter Anthea Turner launching the Come Together Eat Together campaign to help support the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Supporters of the Air Ambulance are being called upon to visit the specially created website www.eattogether.co.uk and upload their best breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes.
Around 30 dishes will be chosen for the charity cookbook, which will be published and launched this summer - it will also include a number of contributions from well-known local chefs.
The charity cookbook will be the end result of the ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign, supported by rural insurance firm Cornish Mutual.
The initiative was launched recently by TV presenter Anthea Turner following research that suggested almost half of all families in the Westcountry no longer eat together at least once a day.
Tracy Bartram, communications manager of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, said: “We really want supporters of the Air Ambulance to get involved in this appeal for recipes.
“It would be great if people could go online and help us out by uploading their favourite family dishes, which in turn will help us to raise funds to keep the Air Ambulance flying.
“We’re delighted to be receiving the support of Cornish Mutual in putting together the charity cookbook and selling it to raise much needed funds for our life-saving service.”
The ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign is aimed at re-capturing enthusiasm for home cooking and enjoying eating together as a family.
Alan Goddard, Managing Director of Cornish Mutual, added: “We really want to raise as much money as possible through the sale of the cookbook, so we’re hopeful that people will want to get involved to help us do that.
“We’re looking for favourite traditional, homemade family recipes that stand the test of time or might well have been handed down over generations, dishes and meals families can prepare easily.”
For more information about the ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign and to upload a favourite family recipe for the charity cookbook, visit www.eattogether.co.uk.