St David's Day may have been on Tuesday – but Gillian Morris is cooking big time today and tomorrow to remember the patron saint of Wales.
Gillian is the star baker of the ME Association's monthly fundraising café at Loughborough Baptist Church, which will be held on Saturday (5th March) between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
“As it's close to St David's Day, we'll have some Welsh treats this time”, she told us.
“Among other favourites, there will be Leek and Potato Soup, Bara Brith (Welsh tea loaf) and traditional sweet Welsh Cakes.”
The church in Baxter Gate is near the bus stop for the weekly Loughborough Saturday market, and just round the corner from a McDonalds. The monthly café started last August and is beginning to appeal to market shoppers who want something fresher to nibble than burgers and fries. Everybody will be welcome.
Our fundraiser Tony Britton turned up at last month's café in February and found the church hall abuzz with conversation as church members dropped in for a natter. “I had a great time – the place was full of warm-hearted people quite happy to chat until the cows come home”, he said.
Gill runs the event with her husband Stephen, who gained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London and used to volunteer at the heritage railway centre in Didcot. He used to work into the internet name domain industry but is now retired.
The couple have a family reason to support the ME Association, and the event has raised over £800 for the charity since it started last year.