Clare’s daughter Megan was an avid cooking fan, taking to the kitchen to produce marvellous creations whenever she could. However, due to here mum's illness, Megan had never really cooked anything for her mum before. This was devastating, and Megan’s auntie, Lucy, wanted this to change!
She contacted us to see if there was any way that we could help her sister have the quality time that she longed for.
We set about looking and it wasn’t long till we had a response. Middlesbrough College kindly offered to let Megan, her mum and Lucy have a VIP day with a top chef creating masterpieces in their professional kitchen!
The date was set and before they knew it, they were on their way to spend a full day together making those all important memories!
We received this letter from Lucy:
Thank you so much for organising our very special day. From the moment we arrived at the college the staff couldn’t have done enough for us. We all had a lovely day and it was so lovely for Megan’s mum, Clare to be able to be part of it and spend it with her daughter. It’s the simple things such as being able to watch Megan bake that are so difficult with Clare living in a residential care home.
When we arrived at the college we were met by Molly who took us to the chef’s kitchen. We were introduced to the head chef Luke who asked Megan what she liked to make. Luke was fantastic and during the day demonstrated to Megan how to make various things for “afternoon tea” and it was really hands on for Megan being able to make all the things herself. He provided some excellent baking tips!
Megan’s mum, Clare was able to watch Megan baking during the course of the day and spend a day with her daughter doing something that she loves.
Megan and Clare were given her scones and cakes all boxed up so they could take them home, and Megan was allowed to keep her chef's outfit!
The photographer from the college also attended the day and took some beautiful photos of Megan and Clare which they will both be able to treasure. The day has provided them both with a fantastic days and some very happy memories they can cherish.
Clare has suffered with MS for the last 13 years, and the last 3-4 years had deteriorated in her health dramatically. It was so lovely seeing them both so happy and spending quality time together.
To see them smile is priceless!!
Thank you so much for organising it.
This wish was made possible by support from Middlesbrough College.