Sunday saw the results of nearly two years work come to fruition with a wonderful charity brunch to launch The Pig and Pastry Cookbook.
Steve and Julia’s daughter Ruby had a very serious brain tumour in 2012, and since then they have both raised thousands of pounds (to thank and support the charities who helped them during this very difficult time for the Holding family.) The cookbook was born from our desire to raise funds for a very worthwhile charity, whilst giving The Pig and Pastry’s wonderful clients a little piece of their favourite neighbourhood cafe.
Steve and I started working on the cookbook together with our designer, Alexandra Vintila, last January and then three months ago we were joined by Justine Brooks of Fly Media, who very generously became our editor and helped us to get the book to print.
Everyone on the project has worked for free, donating all their time and expertise, so that all the profits from the book can go to Candlelighters children’s cancer charity. We hope that the funds raised from the cookbook’s sales, will help them to continue to provide support for local children and families, who are going through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.
All the proceeds from Sunday’s brunch will also be donated to Candlelighters. As all the fantastic cafe staff worked for free, they were joined by some incredibly kind volunteers from the local community, and they all made sure that the day was a huge success with over 200 books sold in one day!
As a team we are incredibly proud of the cookbook we have produced and really hope you will enjoy using it. If you couldn’t make it to the book launch, don’t worry, you can buy the cookbook from the cafe and also online here.