Top chef cooks up two special offers for Welwyn Garden City girl

YOUNG WGC girl Georgia Ormrod has a brain tumour and is being cared for at Addenbrooke s Hospital in Cambridge. And in a unique fundraising drive to help pay for specialist equipment for her rehabilitation, the 11-year-old s family has teamed up with a r

YOUNG WGC girl Georgia Ormrod has a brain tumour and is being cared for at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

And in a unique fundraising drive to help pay for specialist equipment for her rehabilitation, the 11-year-old's family has teamed up with a rising star in the restaurant world to offer two extraordinary auction lots.

Tristan Welch, head chef at Launceston Place in Kensington, took part in BBC Two's Great British Menu, where he represented London and the South-East in the final.

Mr Welch was trained at North Herts College by Georgia's grandfather Tom Ormrod, of Great Ley, WGC, and was keen to help out.


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Georgia's dad Stephen, of South Ley, WGC, said: "Addenbrooke's is currently doing a remarkable job of looking after Georgia.

"Brain tumours are the second most common form of cancer in children.

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"Increasingly these cancers can be cured but rehabilitation can be a long process.

"Specialist equipment, such as communication and sensory aids can speed this up, but is expensive."

The brave youngster is a pupil at Creswick Primary School, along with younger sister Tasha, 10.

The school is hosting the family's auction at its fete on Sunday.

THE two offers are:

* Lunch for two at Launceston Place, including food and drink.

This is an auction with a twist - you don't need to be the highest bidder to win.

To enter you buy an envelope for �2 and leave a sealed bid (minimum of �20).

One envelope will be chosen at random on June 30. The winner will simply pay what they bid.

Envelopes can be bought at Creswick School fete, Sir John Newsom Way, WGC, on Sunday, June 28 between 1pm and 4pm.

Offer Two:

* The Chef's Office Private Dining for 10 at Launceston Place.

This is a private room with a bespoke menu for your event.

The room has plasma screens with views into the kitchen.

The auction carries a reserve of �800 and closes on June 30.

All bids should be made by emailing georgia.auction@gmail.com or by calling the Welwyn & Hatfield Times newsdesk on 01707 384180.

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