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Charity Meal of Your Life

October 31, 2011

Aiden recently cooked up a bidding frenzy at a local charitable event when he offered up not one, but three auction prizes.

Aiden pledged his support to the East Cheshire Hospice at ‘The Meal of Your Life’ event in association with Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets, by offering an auction prize to personally cook for 8 people in a private dining experience in the winning bidder's own home.

The bidding exceeded expectations, reaching a £1,300 sum, prompting Aiden to generously treble his prize offering resulting in an amazing £3,900 total for the worthy charity.

On the night Aiden also took his place in the kitchen at the venue, alongside other local chefs, to serve an exquisite feast. Diners were treated to Aiden’s mouth-watering main course of roasted breast of mallard with dried red fruits, ginger bread and cured foie gras with a vegetarian option of a ballotine of leeks and truffle with hazelnut vinaigrette.

When asked about his involvement, Aiden comments, “I am a great believer in supporting causes that are right on your doorstep and East Cheshire Hospice provide such amazing services and support for local people. The concept for the event really enticed me to step up as I am so passionate about my industry.”

He continues, “With the bidding reaching the impressive level that it did coupled with the enthusiasm in the room, I felt it would be of great financial benefit to the charity to extend the prize offering. I’m really pleased that I was able to help the charity and urge others to get involved.”

The event raised over £25,000 in total which will help the Hospice greatly as they have to fundraise nearly £6,000 each and every day in order to continue to provide their essential local services free of charge to the local community.





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