Recipe book launched to support Bath’s Hospital Heroes

By Anita Jaynes on 23 May, 2020

A book of recipes to raise funds for the Forever Friends ‘Help Your Hospital Heroes Appeal‘ has been launched in Bath.

The Rainbow Recipe book, which contains recipes from residents and well-known Bath public figures, has been created by Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, a former NHS worker of 25 years and Vice President of the Forever Friends Charity.

The Charity, which is based at the Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath, launched the new appeal in March to help purchase some of the items needed for care packages for the staff during the pandemic as well as looking at the other urgent requests from Wards and Departments at the RUH.

Loraine’s idea for the book was inspired by seeing lots of her friends sharing bakes and home cooked meals during the lockdown on social media. Loraine said, “I noticed lots of my friends sharing photos and recipes on social media and seeing the pictures gave me the idea to collate the book and help raise money for the charity and hospital, which is very close to my heart. I approached some of my friends and local contacts and in the space of three weeks we have managed to pull this together. I am delighted to say that local people and businesses have sponsored the print costs of the book which means all the money from the sale of the books will go directly to the charity.

“I am also extremely grateful to Mark Norbury who designed the Recipe book free of charge. Both his wife and son work in the Theatres at the hospital, so this has been a meaningful project for him to be involved in as well. There are so many people who have generously, helped and supported the book project, I am truly thankful and just delighted that we are able to help give back to the frontline workers in our City who have worked tirelessly to keep us all safe.”

Contributors to the Rainbow Recipe Book include chefs from local Bath restaurants and hotels, writer Bel Mooney, Amy Williams MBE, Briony Williams (Bake off winner) actor Simon Shepherd, The Mayor of Bath and BBC Points West reporters Ali Vowles and Imogen Sellers. The Rainbow Recipe Book is £10 and can be purchased directly from Loraine via the facebook page @rainbowrecipebook or by email