Self-confessed veg nerds, Riverford Organic Reigate, held it’s first Charity Master Veg Class on 23rd October to raise funds for local boy Sumner Malik.
Sumner Malik, one of a triplet and one of the brightest and bubbliest young squash players in the local area, has been diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). DIPG is a terminal, paediatric form of brain tumour.
There are only 40 cases of DIPG diagnosed a year in the UK but every one of those is a tragedy with no confirmed cure and a non-existent survival rate.
There is hope out there though with doctors and hospitals around the world carrying out pioneering research into ways of treating this disease. Few offering cutting edge treatments on compassionate grounds. These treatments though are unfortunately very expensive and every bit of help is needed to meet the costs.
So Riverford jumped into help, ten people joined us for a hands-on cookery demo, featuring 3 veggie meals which were created by the group over 2hrs, sharing tips and suggestions along the way, followed a sumptuous meal with accompanying organic wine and soft drinks. Sunshine4Sumner have joined Riverford’s Veg Fund, which gives the charity £15 per household for everyone who signs up using VEGFUND 16 code.
Simon French, Riverford Reigate said, “It was an absolute honour to help the Malik family. An organic diet is so important, not just for Sumner during his treatment, but everyone, having chemical free food is not only much better for you but it tastes so much better too! The Malik’s are truly an inspiration to us all and we’d love to hold more of these events for them!”
The evening raised around £150 for the charity.
For more information on future events, please see our facebook page: xx , website www.riverford.co.uk or call 01803 227227. If you’d like to donate to Sumner, please see website www.sunshine4sumner.com