Ba­con book:

A new cook­book, pro­duced by Nor­folk six­th­form­ers, is set to raise thou­sands of pounds for the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice ap­peal

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How a recipe col­lec­tion will help a char­ity ap­peal

At more than 100 pages, Bak­ing for Ba­con is packed full of recipes which have been pro­vided by restau­rants and cafes in Nor­folk and Suf­folk, as well as from am­a­teur bak­ers, in­clud­ing stu­dents at Nor­wich School and those in­volved with the char­ity.

Ruby Lan­dis, aged 17, who de­signed the book, ex­plained: “At Nor­wich School, we have a so­ci­ety called Young Cham­ber, linked to the Cham­ber of Com­merce. Each year we un­der­take a project, and this year we de­cided to make a cook­book for char­ity – but we had no idea how far it would go.”

With guid­ance from Anna Steven­son, di­rec­tor of Steven­son Con­sult­ing PR and Mar­ket­ing agency, the group sup­ported the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice ap­peal, and has ded­i­cated the book to for­mer Nor­wich School teacher John Walker, who died at Priscilla Ba­con Lodge in the city.

With a print run of 2,000, Bak­ing for Ba­con is ex­pected to net the ap­peal £20,000.

Af­ter 40 years and with a grow­ing and age­ing lo­cal pop­u­la­tion, the trustees of the Hospice de­cided to build a new state-of-the-art cen­tre, this year launch­ing the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice ap­peal, seek­ing £12.5 mil­lion for the new-build 24-bed hospice to be built on a semiru­ral site close to the Nor­folk & Nor­wich Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal. Cur­rently, the ap­peal stands at just over £3.7 mil­lion.

Mean­while, as well as sup­port from lo­cal restau­rants and chefs, the Nor­wich School six­th­form­ers ran a com­pe­ti­tion to give eight stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to have their recipe fea­tured in the book, in mem­ory of a loved one. The win­ners re­cently cooked their recipes, over­seen by Richard Hughes and his team at the city’s As­sem­bly House, with pro­fes­sional pho­tos of their plates taken by Ke­iron Tovell.

Hugo Steven­son, head of fundrais­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions for the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice ap­peal, ex­plained: “Key to the suc­cess of the project are three lo­cal busi­nesses – Dar­dan Se­cu­rity, Love­day & Part­ners and The Last Wine Bar – which have gen­er­ously spon­sored the full pro­duc­tion costs, which have been fur­ther sub­sidised by print com­pany Colour Print, en­abling the to­tal raised to go di­rectly to­wards the ap­peal.

“We would not have been able to cre­ate such a suc­cess­ful project with­out their gen­er­ous sup­port – £20,000 will fully equip one of the sin­gle bedrooms in the new hospice once it is built, a re­ally ex­cit­ing goal for Nor­wich School stu­dents who have worked in­cred­i­bly hard on this project.”

The book will be launched on Oc­to­ber 15, priced at £10, with all prof­its go­ing to the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice ap­peal. It will be avail­able at the Priscilla Ba­con Hospice char­ity shops in Aylsham, Dray­ton, North Walsham, Sheringham, Stal­ham and Taver­ham, as well as the web­site priscil­l­aba­con­hos­

For help and ad­vice on back­ing the ap­peal, email hugosteven­[email protected] priscil­l­aba­con­hos­ or call the fundrais­ing team on 0330 223 4274.

Pic­tures: Ke­iron Tovell

ABOVE: Savoury Ja­pa­nese pan­cake by Ar­jun Ka­math BE­LOW: Hugo Steven­son, El­lyn Roberts from Nor­wich School; Richard Hughes, Es­ther Wig­gins and Glen Man­ton, and Ruby Lan­dis from Nor­wich

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