Anjum Anand Helps the Fight for Sight

06 October 16

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Heather Fanning

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Encouraging the public to dine in the dark for eye research

Celebrity TV chef and food writer, Anjum Anand, has joined the fight against sight loss, by offering her support to the UK’s main eye research charity, Fight for Sight, for the second year running.

Anjum is encouraging the public to sign up to the charity’s fundraising initiative Feast your Eyes which runs throughout the month of October. The initiative encourages people to challenge their senses and help fund pioneering eye research by hosting a dinner party with a difference; whether it be a blindfolded breakfast, lights-out lunch, pitch black picnic, challenging cheese and wine or dinner in the dark.

Anjum has offered two of her recipes to offer inspiration for a foodie fundraiser; lamb do piazza taken from her book ‘I Love Curry: The Best Indian Curries You’ll Ever Cook’ and pistachio cakes with orange syrup taken from ‘Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast’, published by Quadrille.

She said: "I’m delighted to offer my support to Fight for Sight for the second year running.  As a chef your sight is essential, as it's all about the attention to detail. I couldn't imagine losing my sight. Eye research is important in helping create a future everyone can see.  Please join the fight against sight loss - sign up to Feast your Eyes and tickle your taste buds by following my recipe.”

Sharon Petrie, Interim Director of Fundraising at Fight for Sight, said: “We would like to thank Anjum for her continued support of Feast your Eyes. Her recipes will hopefully offer plenty of foodie inspiration for a dine in the dark event. 

“Feast your Eyes is a fun activity that people can do with friends, family or work colleagues while raising awareness of the importance of eye research and the need for more funding, so that Fight for Sight is able to continue to fund pioneering eye research.

“Every day 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight and nearly two million people are living with sight loss. Fight for Sight funds pioneering research into a number of different eye conditions to help make sight loss a thing of the past.”

 Feast your Eyes fundraisers can get involved in just six easy steps:

  • Sign up - visit Fightforsight.org.uk/feast to register and receive a free Feast your Eyes pack, complete with blindfolds
  • Invite - decide on the venue, date during October and guest list
  • Cook - serve your favourite dishes or try a tricky-to-eat treat to test your guests
  • Blindfold - challenge the senses for a true dine in the dark experience
  • Eat, drink and have fun
  • Donate - support Fight for Sight and let your guests know how much you raised.

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