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Tree of Hope Launches Dine and Donate

Jane Beedle Supports Dine and Donate

Last night, Children’s charity Tree of Hope launched their most ambitious fundraiser yet, Dine and Donate at Tonbridge Old Fire Station to an extremely large and supportive audience.

Guests included Mayor Cllr Roger Dalton and Mayoress Hazel Dalton and Deputy Mayoress Cllr Pam Bates. There was also a mixture of local foodies, businesses and supporters of Tree of Hope. Everyone was treated to hot mulled cider on arrival kindly donated by Turners Cider. Great British Bake Off finalist, Jane Beedle, showed off her skills with a baking demo for all the guests and answered any question. Throughout the evening there were also a number of foodie challenges including the Great Tonbridge Icing Challenge which was judged by Jane Beedle. Jane also donated the bespoke cake which was iced in the Tree of Hope colours and was won by foodie blogger Severien Vits who decided that everyone should have the opportunity to taste Jane’s cake, so kindly offered it to everyone there to try some. As you would expect it was amazing.

John McMahon, Managing Director of MCM Net Ltd who was present at the event and a keen supporter of Tree of Hope said: “The energy and dedication of the team at Tree of Hope is highly contagious. I challenge anyone to meet with them and not come away wanting to do everything possible to support them. They are passionate about helping the children and families they work with and when they came to us with the idea of Dine & Donate they had us hooked from the start. We’re proud to have been able to help out and look forward to supporting them throughout the campaign.

Gill Gibb, CEO of Tree of Hope said: Dine and Donate is a very important campaign for the charity and has been launched to coincide with Tree of Hope’s 25th Anniversary. It will run from 1st March 2018 through to May 31st 2018. We are encouraging people to have fun with this initiative and to invite friends, families, neighbours or colleagues to get together for a whole host of food related activities. Anything from afternoon teas, brunches, curry nights, murder mystery evenings to informal kitchen suppers and in return raise vital funds to enable Tree of Hope to support an ever increasing number of families with disabled or seriously ill children to fundraise for specialist equipment, treatment and therapies that otherwise would be unavailable to them. It is hoped they will then challenge their guests to get involved and host their very own Dine and Donate event.

To find out more about Dine or Donate, or for anyone interested in hosting an event, can sign up at where they will lots of inspiration together with a number of recipes donated by Tree of Hope’s celebrity supporters.

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