I was recently invited by Alex Smith of the mighty oat company mOma to contribute to a recipe book that he was pulling together for ‘Harrisons Fund’. Harrison, who is Alex’s eldest son, is a cheeky, blonde haired, handsome rascal of a 6 year old boy;
But the smile of this brave young lad can be deceptive because he lives with the disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. By the time Harrison is a teenager he will lose the ability to walk. Eventually he’ll lose all muscle function in his body. Like all boys with Duchenne he’ll die in his late teens or early twenties from heart or respiratory failure.
Alex and Donna, Harrisons parents, are fighting back! By setting up ‘Harrisons Fund‘ Alex and Donna are aiming to raise as much money as possible to fund leading research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the recipe book is just one part of that work.
I was humbled to be asked and pleased to be able to share one of my favourite recipes, a real afternoon tea classic in the Porridge Lady repertoire. For the book I shared my recipe ‘Porridge Lady Parkin’ which is a special Berkshire version of the Yorkshire oatmeal laden recipe.
I will say no more, if you want my recipe and many more others by; TV chefs, personalities and Smith family’s fav’s then you will have to buy the book and support the campaign to change the lives of young men like Harrison.
You can buy the book directly on line here; https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/andrearobinson2