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Book of tasty treats and whimsical walks to support rape charity

Book of tasty treats and whimsical walks to support rape charity

Sunday 10 May 2020

Book of tasty treats and whimsical walks to support rape charity


A local charity which provides support to survivors of rape and sexual assault is inviting islanders to share their favourite recipes and walks around Jersey for a fundraising book.

Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR) is hoping to take advantage of islanders cooking, baking and walking more during lockdown to raise money with a book combining all three.

Launched five years ago, JAAR has given over 2,350 hours of free counselling to islanders affected by rape and sexual assault. 

While the charity, like many others, have experienced a few strange weeks since the beginning of lockdown, counsellors are still providing “essential support” to whoever needs it via Skype.

The team behind the charity has also been thinking about how to keep its volunteers and supporters involved from the "safety" of their own home.

With islanders having more time to walk and spend time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, JAARis hoping to produce a 'Lockdown Cookbook'.

The charity has appealed to islanders to share their favourite recipes, including those passed down through generations in the family or national recipes from abroad 

Any recipes - savoury, sweet, starters, mains, desserts, cakes, biscuits or even chocolate truffles - are welcome.

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Pictured: Islanders are being asked to share their favourite walks.

So far, the charity has had two contributions - Jam Puffs and a Sausage Plait - but they're hoping for many more to complete their tasty guide.

Islanders are also being invited to share their favourite walks in Jersey. They do not necessarily have to be long walks, but JAAR is insisting that islanders explain why they are special to them, as well as providing a description as to what can be seen along the way.

Contributors who share their recipes and walks will have their names included in the book.

As JAAR explained, they would also have the satisfaction of helping raise funds for the charity during lockdown from the comfort of their own home.   

The charity is also looking for budding illustrators who would be interested in doing some artwork to go with the featured recipes and walks.

Anyone interested in contributing should email Jayne Gruchy on admin@jaar.je.

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