TV chefs back Moville children's
TOP TV chefs will
battle it out in a celebrity cook-off at the
Redcastle Hotel next week in aid of local charity
The Victoria Thompson Scholarship.
Tony Singh, from BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, will be
joining forces with Donegal’s own celebrity chef
Brian McDermott and the hotel’s Gordon Smyth for
what promises to be a night of sizzling cooking and
Baby Victoria, from Moville, died in 2012 aged just
nine months after she was diagnosed with the rare,
life-limiting condition leukodystropky.
Chefs Tony Singh and Brian McDermott
in celebrity cook-off for baby Victoria's charity.
Her parents, Brian and
Sharon, and the local community have so far raised
more than €200,000 in her memory for Ireland’s
children’s hospice, LauraLynn, and to help train
nurses in palliative children’s care.
“There are an estimated 4,000 life-limited children
in Ireland,” explained Victoria’s mother Sharon.
“They have complex medical needs, but sadly there
are very few services available to them.
“The Redcastle Hotel and its staff have always been
very generous in helping us remember our Victoria,
and other children like her, and they’ve already
pledged a substantial amount this year to our annual
signage rental auction.
“We’re delighted that Tony Singh is making his first
visit to Inishowen to support us, and we’re always
grateful for the wonderful support of local chefs
Brian McDermott and Gordon Smyth.
“Ever since we started fundraising in Victoria’s
memory we’ve been overwhelmed by the support and
generosity we’ve received from people locally, and
we can’t thank you enough for coming out and
supporting us at the cook-off.”
The Thursday Night Live Cook-Off in aid of The
Victoria Thompson Scholarship will be held on April
27, 2017 at 8pm.
Tickets are available priced €20 – including a glass
of bubbly - from the hotel on 074 93 85555. Early
booking is advised.