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Top chefs cook for charity
Six stellar chefs have given their time to raise funds for charity at The Langham hotel, London.
At the recent charity dinner, chefs Michel Roux Jr, Chris King, Chris Galvin, Jacob Kenedy, Hywel Jones and Andrew Gravett London came together to raise £85,000 for DEBRA’s #FightEB appeal (www.FightEB.org.uk) – money that could make a real difference to the quality of life for people suffering from the painful skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Each chef was responsible for one course of the bespoke menu at the DEBRA Great Chefs Dinner. During the event, EB sufferer James Dunn, who recently appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, spoke candidly about his ongoing battle with an aggressive form of skin cancer caused by the condition and his ambition to raise as much money as possible to make a difference for people living with EB through DEBRA’s #FightEB campaign.
Since the event, other chefs have come forward to volunteer their time to support the EB Community and plans for a DEBRA 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner, where guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive menu prepared by five expert chefs, including Michelin star holders Giorgio Locatelli and Jeff Galvin, the brother of Chris Galvin, are already underway.
Chef Chris Galvin, who cooked for the DEBRA Great Chefs Dinner, said: “James and DEBRA are doing amazing work raising awareness of EB. It was an inspiring experience meeting James and I’m happy to be part of such a worthy campaign. If you want to support the #FightEB campaign, then do attend the 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner on 8 June, where my brother Jeff Galvin will be cooking.”
Money raised through #FightEB could provide care and support to people suffering from EB or fund research into effective treatments, and ultimately, a cure for EB, including a Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate whether a drug, Rigosertib, could be used to reduce or destroy EB cancer tumours.
DEBRA’s 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner will take place on 8 June 2018 at The Savoy, London. To book tickets, either phone 01344 771961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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