Recipes invited for 'Memories' book in aid of Thurles hospital

Community Hospital of the Assumption will benefit from proceeds of book which will be out for Christmas

Recipes invited for 'Memories' book in aid of Thurles hospital
By: Noel Dundon nd@tipperarystar.ie @Tippstar

Would you like to share a recipe and savour a memory in a new cook book in aid of the Thurles Community Hospital of the Assumption? If so, read on.

Following on from the wonderful success of her first book 'Food for Thought', Thurles lady Eileen Coffey has come up with another innovative concept which will encourage people to submit a recipe for “Recipe Memories” and dedicate that recipe/memory to somebody. It's as simple as that, and the hope is that funds from the book will be handed over to the Thurles Community Hospital of the Assumption which does such fantastic work in caring for people from all over mid and north Tipperary.

“The aim is to have the book ready and available for Christmas so that people can give it as a gift to somebody if they so wish. By submitting a recipe or memory, you will be supporting the hospital as well as perhaps keeping the memory of a loved one alive and vibrant,” Eileen told The Tipperary Star this week.

Eileen's first book 'Food for Thought' featured well known people from all over Ireland and they submitted their recipes and thoughts. The book went down a real treat and Eileen handed over €18,200 to Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre in Thurles - one of the biggest single donations to the centre. This, Eileen says, is a tribute to the generosity of people and once again she is appealing to that generosity to help with the Hospital of the Assumption, where, among other things, a new minibus is required in the near future.

All you have to do is select a favourite/special recipe including the ingredients and method of cooking. Dedicate the recipe to somebody special and write a short paragraph on your reason for submitting the recipe/memory.

Submissions can be sent to eileencoffey21@gmail.com and in order to get the ball rolling a €10 deposit to cover printing can be organised through AIB, Thurles Sort Code: 93-53-01 Account Number: 22627074. (Please your name a reference when transferring money).

Alternatively, you can submit your contribution directly to Eileen Coffey in the Ursuline Secondary School Thurles.

The closing date for receipts of recipes/memories is October 21st and any enquiries can be made to Eileen at 087 9673283.

“I always knew after the last book that there was another one to be done featuring local people from the community, rather than high profile celebs. The last book was a great success and I am delighted to be doing something for the Hospital of the Assumpion with this project. But, as I always say, I am just the one organising this - it is the people who submit the pieces and buy the book who are the real supporters, because without them, this could not happen,” said Eileen who added that any businesses wishing to get involved as sponsor or co-sponsor would be more than welcome to do so.

It is envisaged that the book will take a very similar format to 'Food for Thought' and hopefully it will be equally as successful.

The Community Hospital of the Assumption enjoys a magnificent reputation for care of patients and the warm and welcoming atmosphere generated by each and every staff member is a real tribute to the prevailing ethos of generosity of spirit. Staff constantly go above and beyond the call of duty and it is because of this that the hospital is so highly regarded and the beds so sought after.

This is your chance to remember somebody or dedicate a recipe to somebody, and at the same time support the Community Hospital of the Assumption in a really meaningful way.

So, get out the pen and paper immediately, jot down the recipe and send your thoughts to Eileen Coffey now. This is a real opportunity to get involved, in a very tangible way, of remembering and dedicating.