27th April, 2017
Newmarket chef Jamie Mountford appeared on the high profile cooking competition at the end of last year. Although he enjoyed the experience, it was tinged with regret that his late father, who died in February of the same year, did not live to see his television appearance.
Jamie works as a chef at the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa, was very close to his father Eric, who suffered a brain injury as a result of a stroke. Eric Mountford received help from his local Headway and now Jamie wants to raise money for Headway Cambridgeshire in recognition of the support his father and family received.
Jamie has organised a pop up restaurant at The Swan In Stow-cum-Quy on the evening of 29th April to raise money for us. The event, which will consist of a five-course optional meal, is sold out. Such has been the response that Jamie is looking at the possibility of arranging another similar event, at a later date.
"I know my father would be pleased that I am helping to ensure that other people will get the same help he did in the future."
“ I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that. ”