Thursday, 25 April 2019

A taste of Spanish sunshine in Stretton

The WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) group that I co-lead in Burton-on-Trent is supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity throughout 2019.

This vital charity saves lives by saving time. It funds and operates three air ambulances, serving six counties in the Midlands. They are effectively intensive care units in the air and since 1991 they have flown more than 52,200 missions - and that total rises every week.

A powerful video shared by MAAC volunteer Sally McMahon at our January meeting really brought it home to us the fact that any of us could need the air ambulance to save our loved ones. Members have organised events as diverse as product parties in their homes, adult cookery classes and donating a percentage of profits from sales.

I'm organising a Spanish night on Thursday, June 20 at one of my favourite local restaurants, Sloans Kitchen on Craythorne Road between the villages of Stretton and Rolleston-on-Dove in East Staffordshire.

Tickets will be £32 each with a donation from each sale going directly to the charity. We'll also be holding a raffle on the night with all the money going to the MAAC. Prizes donated so far include: Afternoon tea for two at Sloans Kitchen; a voucher for Silver Sentiments jewellery; a large hamper of toiletries and cosmetics; a small hamper of pampering goodies and wine.

Sloans Kitchen is in a beautiful rural setting, perfect for a summer night out. Places are strictly limited and need to be booked through me. Email me here.

To whet your appetite, here is the lovely menu.

Guests will arrive from 7pm with food served from 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to sip Sangria in the evening sunshine (hopefully) and raise money for a fantastic charity that receives no Government funding.