Homeless Veterans & celebrity biscuits
Published by Susan Littlemore for Riverside in Care and Support and also in Education, Housing
Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager with Riverside Veterans and their biscuits
Celebrity chef and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here favourite, Rosemary Shrager, joined forces with Riverside ECHG in launching our groundbreaking partnership aimed at commercially producing a line of biscuits, with 10% of the profits going back into our specialist support and training for homeless Veterans.
Rosemary officially launched the range of biscuits at the Great Yorkshire Show on July 10 to raise money for Riverside’s specialist Veterans training centre The Beacon and its specialist artisan bakery which provides training opportunities for homeless Veterans.
The Beacon, is a purpose built supported housing scheme for at-risk homeless Veterans and is part of the national network of support for ex-Servicemen and women that Riverside provides around the country.
Riverside’s Area Manager and himself an ex-Serviceman, Trevor Morris, said, “The bakery provides training to equip those suffering from post-traumatic stress or vulnerable to homelessness with new career skills and insight into running a business. Baking also offers a therapeutic offer, which Rosemary has been incredibly supportive of; we’re delighted by her support.”
10% of profits from the sale of Rosemary’s delicious Oaty and Ginger biscuits will be donated to the charity and they will be available in all good independent retailers, including Rosemary’s new cookery school in Tunbridge Wells.
The recipes for the biscuits have been decided by Riverside’s Veterans themselves with expert guidance from Rosemary, who will be launching her new baking book in 2013.
Rosemary said, “We really want people to dunk and donate, I cannot think of a better way of raising money for charity than eating biscuits and drinking a good cup of tea.”