It’s been bitterly cold this week with the UK taking on the force of the “Beast from the East” providing consistent snow fall causing traffic problems as well as several events to be cancelled including, The Summerseat Players had to cancel their MacBeth Reading and Irwell Works Brewery have had to cancel their Folk and Americana night.
One person who’ll be hoping the weather here in Ramsbottom is as cold as it gets for her is Fiona Botham of popular Ramsbottom restaurants Baratxuri and Levanter as reported recently in The Bury Times.
Fiona and the team of 21 other people from the restaurant business will be trekking Nepal in aid of Action Against Hunger for their Nepal Trek 2018 from April 24th to May the 4th 2018. They hope to raise £110,000 and each team member will be aiming to raise at least £5000 to go towards this total.
Action Against Hunger is a world charity working to carry out innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene.
Fiona states on her bio for the trek the she “feeds lovely people all week in our restaurants in Ramsbottom & at home tell our 4 young children all the time, “eat up”,”don’t waste food”, & remind them how lucky they are compared to other children & families around the world”. Fiona goes on to say that she is putting her very scared feet where her mouth is to help raise awareness & funds to help this amazing charity.
As of the 28th of February when I’m recording this, Fiona currently has £421 in her pot, if you’d like to donate you can do so at the link below.