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Recipe book launched to raise funds for our Hospital Heroes Appeal

A book of recipes to raise funds for our Help Your Hospital Heroes Appeal has been launched in Bath.

The Rainbow Recipe book, which contains recipes from residents and well-known Bath public figures, has been created by Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, a former NHS worker of 25 years and Vice President of the The Forever Friends Appeal Charity.

Loraine’s idea for the book was inspired by seeing lots of her friends sharing bakes and home cooked meals during the lockdown on social media. She says “I noticed lots of my friends sharing photos and recipes on social media and seeing the pictures gave me the idea to collate the book and help raise money for the charity and hospital, which is very close to my heart.

“I approached some of my friends and local contacts and in the space of three weeks we have managed to pull this together. I am delighted to say that local people and businesses have sponsored the print costs of the book which means all the money from the sale of the books will go directly to the charity.

“I am also extremely grateful to Mark Norbury who designed the recipe book for free. Both his wife and son work in the theatres at the hospital, so this has been a meaningful project for him to be involved in as well. There are so many people who have generously, helped and supported the book project, I am truly thankful and just delighted that we are able to help give back to the front line workers in our City who have worked tirelessly to keep us all safe.”

Contributors to the Rainbow Recipe Book include chefs from local Bath restaurants and hotels, writer Bel Mooney, Amy Williams MBE, actor Simon Shepherd, The Mayor of Bath and BBC Points West reporters Ali Vowles and Imogen Sellers.

The Rainbow Recipe Book is £10 and can be purchased directly from Loraine via the Facebook page @rainbowrecipebook or by email loraine@morganbrinkhurstconsultancy.co.uk.