Date dream fulfilled: 16/02/2017
Summary: Joel’s life was cruelly interrupted in 2015 by Hodgkin’s lymphoma (blood cancer). Desperate to leave the daily reminders of treatment behind him, Joel wanted to focus on something he enjoyed - cooking.
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“I have always had an interest in cooking and found it to be a great escape throughout my treatment. I am eager to pursue this as a career and have already started working in a local kitchen.”
With the help of some amazing friends of the charity, we arranged a dream that money simply could not buy in one of the world’s culinary capitals - London.
Joel and his mum, Tammi, spent a packed few days visiting Borough Market, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, The Duck and Waffle (for the views over the city) The Playhouse Theatre and a post-theatre supper in China Town.
More importantly, we also arranged for Joel to get into his whites and cook alongside award-winning chefs at Galvin HOP and The Ritz.
Joel’s Mum was particularly thrilled with a special afternoon tea in the Palm Court, where her son had arranged for the chef to ice a cake saying ‘To Mum, Thanks for everything.’
Special thanks to Rob Kirby and Lexington who supported us to organise Joel's dream.