Loxleys is back as sponsor of the Stratford Town Centre Food Festival
Event Date: Saturday, September 21st | Published: 23rd August 2019 | By: Admin
Loxleys fans will know that for the past few years, we've sponsored the Stratford Town Centre Food Festival.
Organised by Stratforward Business Improvement District (BID), this year's festival returns on September 21 and 22 and looks like it will be another great event. We'll be on hand with our usual great food and some fizz, alongside other local food and drinks businesses dishing up a feast on High Street, Henley Street and Bridge Street.
This year we wanted to do something even more special, so Loxleys has donated a brand new Citroen for a year as part of a raffle to raise funds for local children's charity Molly Olly's Wishes, which supports children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses and their families, granting individual wishes and donating therapeutic toys and books to both children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK.
For just £2 a ticket, participants will be in with a chance of winning the use of the Citroen C3 for a whole year. We'll be selling tickets at the restaurant in the run-up to the festival as well as at the event itself, when the car will be parked by our stand on Bridge Street so you can see it for yourselves.
We're also taking part in a 'farm to fork' demonstration will see our chefs take food lovers on a journey of a popular Loxleys dish, teaming up with Adam Lucock from local business Barry the Butcher, who supplies Loxleys, as well as the local famer who supplies him.
Jonathan Lea, General Manager at Loxleys, said: "As a local, independent restaurant in the heart of Stratford, we love getting involved in the Town Centre Food Festival. It's a great way of showing people from across the region exactly what we and all the other food and drink businesses in the town and surrounding areas can do.
"We've sponsored the festival for four years now and this year we really wanted to up the ante so came up with the idea for the raffle. This way we're not just contributing to a great local event, but giving something back to help a local charity that does so much to help others."
Since 2012, Molly Olly's Wishes has helped more than 1,500 children from new-born up to age 18 by granting individual wishes, from funding equipment to help a child live day to day with their condition, an alternative therapy treatment to complement traditional medicine, or even a special occasion or day out.
Rachel Ollerenshaw, trustee of the charity said: "Molly Olly's Wishes are extremely grateful to everyone at Loxleys for their support. As a charity we have received an increased level of requests this year and the help is vital in ensuring that we can make a very real difference to children facing very challenging circumstances. It is great to be a part of the Food Festival and we would like to thank Loxleys and all the businesses who are getting involved selling tickets."
The food festival will feature an array of tasty treats for people, showcasing the food and drink scene in Stratford and the surrounding area.
There's plenty to get your teeth into from learning top tips at the demo theatre to sampling the live music around town; browsing the bustling 120-stall food market; getting hands-on at the free workshops in Bell Court; or exploring the town's restaurants, cafes and pubs on the Food & Ale Trails.
Stratforward Marketing and Events manager Tor Wilkes said: "A massive thank you has to go out to the 420 Stratford town centre businesses who fund this festival and provide the chance for everyone to see that Stratford's food and drink industry is a recipe for success."