Letter: Dinner Down Memory Lane to help Marie Curie

James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie

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Dinner parties are a great way to share memorable moments with friends and family, and Marie Curie is calling on food fans in East Yorkshire to host a dinner party with a difference this October.

The charity wants you to host a ‘Dinner Down Memory Lane’, and rather than encouraging guests to bring a bottle or a desert, ask for a donation instead.

In doing so, you will help support Marie Curie Nurses to care for people living with a terminal illness, so that they can spend quality time with their loved ones.

To mark the launch of the campaign, James Mackenzie, owner of The Pipe and Glass in South Dalton, has put together some top tips for hosting a dinner party:

James said: “Be organised and plan your menu. Don’t be too ambitious with dishes, people won’t criticise if it’s not up to three star Michelin standard! Choose dishes that can be prepared fully, or in part, in advance so you don’t have to spend all evening in the kitchen.

My menu suggestion would be based around comfort food rather than Michelin star dining – a classic prawn cocktail; venison casserole with juniper dumplings and creamy mashed potato; followed by treacle sponge pudding with proper custard”

We all love getting together with friends and family, having fun and creating new memories – Dinner Down Memory Lane is all about doing just that. It’s the perfect excuse to share good food and good times with your loved ones for a great cause. By inviting your guests to make a donation, you’ll be supporting Marie Curie Nurses at the same time.

So dig out a family favourite or create a modern masterpiece – anything goes – just be the host with the most by creating a meal to remember for a cause that matters this October in aid of Marie Curie.

To sign up and get your free fundraising pack visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/dinner or call 0845 052 4184.

Natalie Atherley

Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie