Top chefs cook up £8,000 for charity at The Grove
5:32pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
THREE of Wales’ top chefs have joined forces to raise thousands of pounds for Ty Hafan at a special “pop-up” event in Pembrokeshire.
It was held at the award-winning The Grove, Narberth, where resident chef Duncan Barham was joined by Michelin star holders and Great British Menu participants Richard Davies and James Sommerin for an evening of exquisite food.
The night started with a champagne reception and canapés prepared by students from Pembrokeshire College, followed by a six-course menu prepared by the three chefs, with a helping hand from Iwan Davies – a sibling supported by Ty Hafan
It raised more than £8,000 for Ty Hafan the family hospice for young lives, which provides comfort, care and support to children, young people and their families from across Wales, with a significant number living in the Pembrokeshire area.
The event was held as part of the expanding pop-up series that accompanies the highly successful annual gala dinner Chefs’ Night Out.
Chefs’ Night Out hopes to bring some of Wales’ finest chefs to London next year to build on the incredible £300,000 raised since its launch in 2010.
Organisers of the event, Cardiff-based David Loosemore and his friend Huw Edwards, have a very personal reason for wanting to support Ty Hafan. David’s seven-year-old daughter Isabella was referred to Ty Hafan when she was a baby after being diagnosed with a rare, life-limiting brain disorder.
David said: “Isabella has benefited greatly from the help of Ty Hafan. She often stays at the hospice and is given the most wonderful care. We know the future remains uncertain for Isabella which is why each day is so very precious.”
Huw has known Isabella since she was born and has seen the challenges David and his wife Ruth face daily. “We wanted to do something to help more life-limited children and their families in need of Ty Hafan’s help,” said Huw.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support of all the wonderful chefs who have made the event possible and are incredibly grateful to the public for their continued generosity.”
Said Neil Kedward, owner of The Grove: "We're absolutely delighted that the event managed to raise so much for such a deserving charity - it exceeded all of our expectations."
For more information visit www.chefsnightout.co.uk
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