Curry king Raz to serve up treat for carers

Restaurateur to cook banquet at CPFT's Cavell Centre in Peterborough

Curry king Raz to serve up treat for carers
16 November 2015

Curry king Arfan 'Raz' Razak will be serving up a treat when he visits Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

The chef and restaurateur will be cooking a special Indian banquet for carers at CPFT’s Cavell Centre, in Bretton Gate, Peterborough.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 2 December from 11.30am until 2.30pm and all those who act as a carer for a person connected to services at the mental health and community care trust are being invited to attend.

One of the organisers, nurse Becki Thorogood, pictured (centre) with colleagues, said: “Raz is a friend of mine and he cooks the most wonderful food. We asked him to come down and cook a meal for carers, and we are delighted that he has agreed.

“It should be a brilliant event and really great way to pay tribute to our carers who rarely get the credit they deserve for the work they do looking after a loved one or a friend.”

CPFT chair Julie Spence and chief executive Aidan Thomas and many other senior staff from the Trust will be helping to cook the food and serve the visitors.

Sainsbury’s in Bretton has kindly donated gifts and there will be free parking for up to 40 carers when they come to the event at CPFT’s Cavell Centre, opposite Peterborough City Hospital.

Anyone who is a carer who wishes to attend – or knows someone who is a carer - should email another of the organisers, Maxine Coppard, via maxine.coppard@cpft.nhs.uk before Friday, 30 November.

Earlier this year, CPFT pledged to support the Triangle of Care, a campaign aimed at helping the thousands of unpaid carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Set up by the Carers’ Trust and the National Mental Health Development Unit the scheme is a way to strengthen the involvement of carers and families in care planning, treatment and support.

Census figures in 2011 reveal that more than 60,000 people in Cambridgeshire and more than 17,000 people in Peterborough reported they were providing some level of unpaid care.

Raz Razak is the head chef and owner of Nottingham’s famous Curry Lounge. In 2012, he appeared on Channel Four’s The Secret Millionaire. During the programme, he donated to several charities including a mental health organisation.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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