Food lovers have been offered an experience not to be missed while also supporting future breast cancer patients at a Norfolk hospital.
Norfolk’s own MasterChef contestant Samantha Mattocks (The Delicate Diner) will be joined by two of her fellow MasterChef contestants for a pop-up night of delicious food at Old Hall Farm in Woodton.
Ajay John and Sonia Duthie, who both reached the quarter finals of the television competition, will cook with Samantha to raise funds for the N&N Hospitals Charity Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.
The appeal aims to raise £800,000 to provide a dedicated breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
This would offer a one-stop-shop for patients with a same-day diagnosis service, reducing the stress and anxiety for patients who are currently asked to wait. Some £170,000 has already been raised since the appeal launched late last year and equipment for the new unit is already being purchased with the funds.
The event – The Spice Route: from Asia to Norfolk – on Saturday, July 20 from 7pm will focus on the flavour of the famous Spice Route, from its beginnings in India, across Europe and the Middle East and its arrival in the UK.
All three cooks will celebrate the very best of seasonal Norfolk produce in the menu and the evening includes cocktails and canapes on arrival followed by a six-course meal.
Local wines will be available to purchase on the night.
Spaces are limited and the event is expected to be hugely popular, so to book your place priced £60, please go to www.thedelicatediner.com/events
A proportion of the ticket sale will go to the Boudicca Appeal and there will be a collection on the night.
N&N Hospitals Charity Head of Fundraising Louise Cook said: “We are so grateful for Samantha, Ajay and Sonia, as well as Rebecca Mayhew, owner of Old Hall Farm, who has given so much support to our appeal.
“This promises to be a fantastic night and certainly one not to be missed by anyone who loves good food and local produce.
“The new breast cancer unit will make a real difference to the experience which thousands of patients have each year when receiving care and we thank everyone who is supporting us.”
For more information about the Boudicca Appeal, go to www.nnhospitalscharity.org.uk