Curry cook off planned for Lancashire Christmas Market

Posted on - 27th November, 2013 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas
Army chefs from the Kimberley Barracks in Preston

Army chefs from the Kimberley Barracks in Preston

Army chefs will be bringing a bit of stern discipline to this year’s Lancashire Christmas Market.


They will go head to head in a cook off with chefs from curry house East Z East and students from Preston College.

Money raied from the event will go towards The Soldiers’ Charity providing support for retired soldiers and their families.

Mark Whittle, events manager for market organisers, the Preston Business Improvement District (BID), said he hoped the event would raise awareness of the charity.

He said: “The Lancashire Market regularly attracts tens of thousands of people to Preston city centre and is the perfect place to help raise the profile of the valuable work done by the Soldiers’ Charity.

“The Big Curry cook-off has already proved popular in other parts of the country and we are looking forward to getting the curry-loving population of Preston involved.

“It is great that one of our best Indian restaurants, East Z East, has stepped up to the challenge and hopefully people will turn out in force to cheer on them and the boys and girls from the Army.”

The Lancashire Christmas Market takes place on the Flag Market on Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December.

Colonel Philip Naylor, the Regional Director for the Charity said “We are delighted to be able to take part in the Lancashire Market and to have the opportunity not only to raise valuable funds, but to also engage with the community about the work we do and the Army we support”

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