“I’d like to tell you about an idea that I’ve come up with to support Hospice North Shore’s fundraising efforts. I think it fits very nicely with the work that Hospice does and will make a popular gift over the next few years.
I would like to produce a Hospice North Shore Recipe Book that includes recipes contributed by Hospice North Shore bakers, staff, volunteers, families of patients that we have worked with and supporters. The Recipe Book will then be made available to the public for sale, with profits going to Hospice North Shore.
Each page of the Recipe Book will include the recipe, a photo of the finished food and a photo and sentence or two on the person who has contributed the recipe.
In addition, throughout the book, there will be articles and photos on Hospice North Shore and some inspirational quotes. The Recipe Book will be between 100-200 pages long (one recipe per page) and in full colour. My goal is to have it completely finished, printed and ready to launch in October 2014, in time for the Christmas shopping season. October next year sounds a long time away, but as I’ll be volunteering on it part-time, it will take this long to collate the recipes, design the layout, get it printed and have it looking great.
Other community fundraising Recipe Books include recipes from many different people including celebrities, but I think ours can remain special if we only accept recipes from people who have or have had a connection with Hospice North Shore. For example, if we were to include Judy Bailey’s favourite recipe, it would be because of her connection with Hospice North Shore as our Patron, not because she is well-known.
So, as you are our cooking and baking guru’s☺, I’d like you to be the first to be invited to contribute your favourite recipe to be considered for inclusion in this Recipe Book. I can’t guarantee it will be included, for example if we get 30 recipes for Chocolate Cake, I will only be able to select one. We can include soups, dinners, lunches, breakfasts, baking, desserts, preserves, kids’ ideas, drinks, helpful hints, gift ideas, canapés, etc.
If you are interested in submitting a recipe, you will need to provide;
1. The recipe name
2. The ingredients
3. The method
4. A photo of the finished food (hi res jpeg format)
5. A photo of the person contributing the recipe (hi res jpeg format)
6. 2 sentences on the person contributing the recipe and their connection with Hospice North Shore.”