Winston’s Wish is calling out across the country for families, friends, colleagues and classmates to join them and help raise £50,000 to support bereaved children by hosting a Great British Brekkie in February 2016.
Each year, Winston’s Wish reach over 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. These specialist support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, homicide, suicide and military service.
From the 8–14th February, Winston’s Wish is asking everyone to make their morning special and revive the tradition of the Great British Breakfast! This can be anything from a sturdy full English, to a good old cuppa and toast, to a fancy continental dish.
There is a glittering list of celebrities already backing the campaign, and over the coming weeks more star names will be sharing their favourite breakfast recipes.
Some of the eggs-traordinary star supporters enlisted so far include Dame Judi Dench, Freddie Flintoff, Gino D’Acampo, Sol Campbell, Ruby Wax and Richard and Judy.
Raising a toast to the Great British Brekkie, Lucy French, Chief ‘Brekker’ and National Events Fundraiser for Winston’s Wish, said:
“We’re so excited to host our fourth Great British Brekkie, backed by a fabulous array of celeb friends and our inspiring dedicated supporters! Every single penny counts and the money raised will make a life-changing difference to bereaved children and their families”.
Reviving the often forgotten breakfast tradition serves as a reminder that breakfast is an important meal helping everyone, including children, to have a more positive and proactive day. A nutritious and balanced breakfast provides the energy needed to embrace the morning by refuelling the body and brain and kick-starting the metabolism.
Winston’s Wish supporter Julie, who took part in Great British Brekkie last year, said:
“My children and I hosted a Great British Brekkie event with family and friends in our community. For our event, we chose to indulge our guests with cream cakes and Buck’s Fizz! Everyone had a fabulous time and my children and I were thrilled to raise over £800 for Winston’s Wish; a fantastic charity very close to our hearts”.
“I’m supporting Winston’s Wish and the Great British Brekkie. Sign up today!”
For more information and to register please visit www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk or tweet us @winstonswish using #greatbritishbrekkie.
The Great British Brekkie website includes sample ‘brekkie’ recipes, a gallery of supporters’ photos and videos, an interactive ‘brekkie’ map and online registration: www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk
8th – 14th February 2016
ANYWHERE! Your home, work, school, village hall, local pub… the possibilities are endless! Host it in the place you were born and ‘bread’, or at a super-cool place you’ve ‘bean’ to recently – we’re open to all options.
Breakfast – and it’s up to you! Mull over some muesli, muffins or maple syrup pancakes… think fresh fruit, French toast, fried eggs… bring out some bacon, bagels, baked beans, bananas… Get sizzling with sausages, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon. You could even go glam with a champagne breakfast. The possibilities are endless, but they will all set you up for the day and raise vital funds for bereaved children at the same time.
It’s free to register – that’s a ‘cereal-sly’ good offer – we just ask that all guests donate whatever they can!