After she was forced to postpone her wedding in June because of the coronavirus, Rachel Anderson said she wanted to focus her time and energy into something positive by raising money for a good cause and came up with Rachel’s Recipes in Lockdown.
She explained: “I wanted to make something positive out of a bad situation. I had been baking a lot whilst in lockdown and shared some pictures on Facebook. My friends were getting in touch to ask me for the recipes and knowing how much other people were also enjoying baking in lockdown, I wondered if I could use this opportunity to give something back to our NHS during this awful time and raise some money.”
The book’s now on sale at The Kitchen in Croxley and Rachel will be donating all proceeds to staff at Watford General and Northwick Park Hospitals. She’s already sold around 50 books.
She said: “I’m going to speak to doctors and nurses at the two hospitals and ask them what little changes would make a big impact on their daily lives in the staff rooms/waiting rooms to make things a bit easier for them. Maybe some new comfy chairs for their breaks, or a new coffee machine to keep them going during their long shifts? As we all know, we are definitely appreciating the little things in life right now. Some of our neighbours are nurses and their accounts of what has been going on are horrendous. With the pubs reopening now as well, its important we don’t disregard what they are doing.”
You can get your copy of Rachel’s Recipes in Lockdown at The Kitchen, 198 Watford Rd, Croxley Green or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org