It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Gary Rhodes this morning on the radio.
A few year ago my husband and I were regular volunteers at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre near Spilsby in Lincolnshire.
There was much to be done and little available funds to do it.
So I thought I would put together a Celebrity Recipe Book.
I contacted several people and Gary was only to happy to help. He came across as a real gentleman gave us a recipe for a Bread and Butter Pudding.
We had a wonderful selection of contributors to our book
- Gary, Aled Jones, Barbara Dickson, Anthony Worrell-Thompson, Geoff Capes, Jim Sutcliffe, Rachel Green, Kate Allen, Colin McCurran, Rob Underwood, Suzie Blackmon and Pam Rhodes ( who had come to the centre to record an episode of 'Songs Of Praise'), along with numerous volunteers.
At one stage the Heavy Horse Centre had some retired shire horses from Whitbread Brewery and they kindly donated some money, along with some generous donations from individuals, towards the publication cost.
The finished book was well received and copies are still available at the centre or online.
They would make a wonderful gift Christmas idea.