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August 2013: Thinking ahead

As these lovely summer days roll on our plans for the autumn are well underway in the office. We are really looking forward to the two big fundraising events that are being held to mark 25 years of the Food Chain.

The Silver Apple Walk will take us all around London, from East Dulwich to King’s Cross via Kentish Town and past many interesting spots along the way. Battersea Park and Regent’s park both feature, as well as St Paul’s Covent Garden where we hold the annual Carol service. We’ll walk by many of the venues in Soho that have fundraised for us for many years and we’ll be joined by our friends and supporters along the way.

This feels like a really good way to show our presence in the community life of London  – and as it includes a 5K option is sutibale for those who don't fancy the full 25K walk. If you are wanting to do something a bit different to celebrate our 25th year, sign up now – it’s going to be a great day out.

If you’d rather have a good night out you could do a lot worse than getting tickets for the Silver Apple Soiree on November 7th . Delicious recipes are being designed by some of our top culinary supporters and there’s some terrific prizes being secured by the ever creative and committed Events working group. From Will.I.Am tickets, to a very special trip to the Royal Opera House or sailing and supper on the Solent - there are some fantastic auction items up for grabs that will suit all tastes. Our 25th anniversary is a very special occasion, and with tickets at just £50, why not splash out!

With our services at the centre of all we do planning for Christmas is also underway (I know, and it’s only September!). To top and tail the anniversary year we will once again be providing a meal delivery service on Christmas Day and for the first time we will be running our Eating Together communal lunch on Boxing Day. Contact your Rota Coordinator if you would like to volunteer for either service.

Meanwhile the sun is still shining and for the recipe this month I decided on a fruity summer pudding. Adapted from a Delia Smith recipe the one crust pie works with any combination of fruit available so you can chose your favourites. I went for a mixture of apple and mixed berries. I used  ready made pastry so it was amazingly quick and easy to prepare. Very tasty with a dollop of crème fraiche on top!

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