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Cook Eat Give Week 2020

Monday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 8 November 2020
Nationwide
Food and drink
Event organiser:
CHSW

The foodie way to fundraise! 

Join us from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 November for a week of foodie fundraising.

Host a Cook Eat Give and raise money with your culinary skills for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Every meal, however large or small, will make a big difference. Hosting a Cook Eat Give is easy and our fundraising team are here to help every step of the way. Simply invite friends and family for dinner, cook them a meal and they donate what they think your cooking is worth!

Pizza on a plateIngredients

  • A bunch of family/friends/neighbours/colleagues 
  • One dining area of your choice
  • A drizzle of creativity

Method

Cook
Whip up your chosen menu. What will impress your guests and raise the most? Wow them with your creativity!
Eat

Once you’ve whisked up your culinary delights, serve to your invited guests to enjoy.

Give

Invite your guests to make a donation for their meal towards your fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West.

Staying safe 

During your Cook Eat Give, please ensure you adhere to Government Guidelines and announcements from Public Health England so that you, our wonderful fundraisers, stay safe. 

Why take part?

Imagine being told that your child, or a child you know, has a life-limiting condition and is unlikely to reach adulthood. By hosting a Cook Eat Give you can help local familes that have recieved such news. 

Together with your help, we aim to make the most of every moment for these families. At the children's hospice food is very often a feature. Siblings baking treats in the kitchens, families eating together around our large dining tables, our cooks preparing home-cooked meals for children with special dietary requirements or a simple biscuit and a cuppa over a supportive chat.

Planned respite stays offer an opportunity for a break and parents often say they cherish the rare chance to sit down and eat together as a family. By hosting a Cook Eat Give you'll not only enjoy time with your own friends and family, but you'll help to ensure local families can continue to have these important times. 

Dinner at home for us is when the girls want it and I’m holding Sophia, eating with one hand because I can’t put her down. But at the hospice I get to eat with a knife and fork, which feels like a luxury! We all sit together around the table as a family. That time means such a lot to me.

Our services are free to families who need us, but we need your help to continue this support. Cook Eat Give is a fun and simple way you can raise money and smiles with food around your own dining table, and every penny you raise will help make the most of short and precious lives.

Interview with Sarah, a cook at Charlton Farm

Interview with Sarah Benny, a cook at Charlton Farm

Girl baking

How your support helps

Every penny you raise hosting a Cook Eat Give event supports the work of Children's Hospice South West and makes a big difference to the children and familes we support.

Read some of our heartwarming family stories and find out how your generosity and support makes such an impact.

Laura Board Community Fundraiser

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event, or need help with your Cook Eat Give event, just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Laura on 01271 325 270
Ask a question
Laura Board Community Fundraiser

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event, or need help with your Cook Eat Give event, just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Laura on 01271 325 270
Ask a question

Hungry for more!

By holding your own foodie fundraiser, every penny you raise will go directly to helping local families.Dinner with chips

Here are a few ideas to help boost your fundraising and make it a fun and memorable for your guests:

  • Donation for an exclusive drink or cocktail
  • Theme your Cook Eat Give... pizza party, fish supper, Mexican fiesta, fun fondue...
  • Child chef takeover - children host for their parents/grandparents in return for donations. As well as making/helping with the meal it could also include laying the table, doing the dishes and providing entertainment (supervised where necessary of course)

  • Grandparent’s cookery lesson - grandparents share their favourite meal and the memories it brings - perhaps the meal could even be prepared with the help of their grandchildren

  • Neighbour’s Nosh up - invite neighbours around for dinner or bake them some yummy treats in return for a donation

  • Ready Steady Cook competition - what can you and your guests make with certain ingredients? 

  • Donation fine for talking about work!
  • Hold an after dinner quiz (donation for entry!)
  • Have your Cook Eat Give coin collector on the table to collect your extra fundraising
  • Share our family stories with your guests before or at your event, so they know exactly how their kind donations will help

There's lots more ideas, inspiration and extra resources available in your fundraising pack!

Staying safe

During your Cook Eat Give, please ensure you adhere to Government Guidelines and announcements from Public Health England so that you, our wonderful fundraisers, stay safe. 

Set up Virgin Money Giving page

  • Girl baking£20 could pay for the ingredients for baking sessions with the siblings for a week
  • £50 could pay for a Sunday roast dinner for the families staying at one hospice
  • £75 could pay the weekly milk, egg and cheese bill at one of our hospices
  • £100 could pay the daily food bill at one of our hospices
  • £200 could pay for fresh fruit and veg for a week at one of our hospices
  • Specialist medical care is available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year
  • Services are free for families; providing short breaks for respite, palliative, emergency and end of life care
  • It costs around £11million each year to stay open. Funds are raised almost entirely from voluntary donations
  • We care for the whole family, including sibling support for well brothers and sisters. 
  • The average amount of time a family uses our services is 6 years
  • Each of our hospices has a special room called ‘Starborn’ in which after a child dies they can be laid for up to seven days. This allows families to be in an environment where they can say goodbye to their child
  • We offer a bereavement service for as long as a family requires it. Many return to our annual bereavement days at each hospice
  • HRH Duchess of Cornwall is our patron

Businesses, chefs and eateries supporting Cook Eat Give Week 2020

Thank you to the following foodie businesses for getting involved with Cook Eat Give this year.

  • Appletons Bar & Restaurant in Fowey, Cornwall

  • Beaver Inn in Appledore, North Devon will be donating £1 from every meal sold throughout November

  • Cornwall Kitchen, part of the Cornwall Channel, will be hosting a daily show during Cook Eat Give Week featuring restaurants, chefs and eateries supporting Children’s Hospice South West. Watch on their YouTube Channel

  • Fox's Revenge in Summercourt near Newquay, Cornwall

  • Trenython Manor in Tywardreath near Fowey, Cornwall

Amanda Willis

Need help?

If your business would like to support Children’s Hospice South West through Cook Eat Give, just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Amanda Gallagher on 01275 866 600
Ask a question