Nelson Hotels supports Wrexham Food Festival and Nightingale House

Nelson Hotels supports Wrexham Food Festival and Nightingale House

Nelson Hotels is lending its support to this year’s Wrexham Food Festival, to be held on 12 and 13 May at Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham. Hosted by Nightingale House Hospice in partnership with Local Food First Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough Council and Northern Marches Cymru, the event aims to raise valuable funds and showcase the very best local fayre the region has to offer.

As part of the two-day Welsh culinary extravaganza, Nelson Hotels award-winning Executive Head Chef, Leigh Myers, will join the AGA Rangemaster Theatre Kitchen, where as part of the live cookery demonstrations he will cook up a series of veritable delectable delights to wow and tantalise the taste buds of festival goers, using the finest local produce to create his skillful masterpieces.

Well-known for his Chef’s Academy and the hugely popular Ready, Steady, Learn to Cook evenings held at Nelson Hotel’s Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Leigh is well versed in pleasing a crowd of hungry spectators, and his contribution to this year’s Wrexham Food Festival is sure to deliver a show stopping performance.

Leigh comments: “Nelson Hotels is delighted to support Wrexham Food Festival in helping to raise valuable funds for Nightingale House Hospice. I’m planning all sorts of culinary delights using the finest local produce, so be sure to pop along to the AGA Rangemaster Kitchen Theatre and sample the fayre. We have a wide variety of superior quality produce in this region and it’s a real honour to be able to get involved in this way. What better way to spend a May weekend than helping raise funds for an invaluable cause and combining our passion for great, regional produce? It’s an event not to be missed.”

Entry to the festival will be £3.00 per head (£2.00 concessions) and will include entry to the live cookery demonstrations.

In 2012 it will cost £2.54 million to run Nightingale House Hospice. This equates to nearly £7,000 per day. Only 19% of this comes from the Local Health Board, which is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 69 days, they therefore greatly rely on the generosity of the communities they serve to raise the additional funding for the remaining 296 days of the year.