Mixing fun with fundraising...
CookeryDemo.co.uk was set up in 2010 by Katy Metson to help promote volunteer-led fundraising events in aid of good causes in and around Hampshire. All of the activities undertaken in regard to organising these fun, food-related events have been given free of charge by Katy Metson. Once unavoidable expenses have been covered, all proceeds go to the chosen charities.
"Our aim is to put on events that provide patrons with a truly entertaining evening whilst raising money for deserving causes. We've been overwhelmed by the goodwill and generosity of individuals and businesses within the local community who have either volunteered their time free of charge, or provided services at reduced rates, in order for us to keep our expenditure down to a minimum so that more proceeds can go to the chosen charities. Our thanks go to everyone supporting the events - from sponsors and participants to guests attending the events."
Event organiser Katy Metson says,"both of our children have benefitted from the wonderful services provided by the Royal Hampshire County Hospital and University Hospital Southampton and we wanted to be able to give something back. Fundraising for The Murray Parish Trust seemed to be the obvious opportunity to do this."
"The Murray Parish Trust is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric emergency medicine. Its current challenge is to raise £2 million to build a new state of the art children’s emergency and major trauma department at University Hospital Southampton, delivering life-saving care for critically ill children from across the South of England. It will allow children to be treated completely separately from adults, in an environment designed to minimise their anxiety, and where their privacy and dignity is preserved. The charity has successfully lobbied for Government matchfunding, so every single pound raised on its behalf will be automatically doubled!"
Chefs Andy MacKenzie, Alex Aitken and Sylvain Gachot and
Event Organisers Lizzie and Katy Metson
Photograph courtesy of Innes Marlow