Supporting the THIRTYfor30 Challenge

Great Food is a proud supporter of local charity Coping with Cancer’s THIRTYfor30 fundraising challenge.

We will be providing publicity and donating £3 of every subscription taken out between now and April 30, 2011 to the cause. More here.

The THIRTYfor30 challenge aims to find 30 businesses or organisations in Leicestershire & Rutland who each raise £5000 throughout 2011. This target can be met in a variety of ways. For example, donating time or equipment can count towards your £5000 target.

If 30 organisations each raise £5000, Coping With Cancer can…

  • Provide three new drop-in complementary therapy groups across Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Set up local support groups across the counties
  • Provide outreach counselling sessions for people unable to get into Leicester
  • Recruit and train 50 new volunteers


Having experienced first hand the value of having Coping With Cancer serving Leicestershire & Rutland, Great Food encourages all readers and advertisers to get behind this very important cause.

Jo Swatland, volunteer co-ordinator, says: “This is a great opportunity for local businesses to put something back into the local community.To raise funds and awareness, why not run a Big Bake Off competition or a Masterchef-style fundraising event? How about a mini local food festival, a wine-tasting day, a Quiz Night or an auction? Or simply have a collection can on your bar.”


Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland is an independent, local charity that provides practical and emotional support to cancer patients, their families and carers. Their wide range of services include counselling, complementary therapies, telephone support, home visiting and a variety of support groups and activities.

2011 is Coping with Cancer’s 30th year of providing support to local people. They rely on fundraising and donations to continue running their vital services.

To find out more, visit their website.

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.