With less than a week to go, we hope that preparations are well underway for your Tarts for Troops event and that you’re ready to do some serious baking? Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry it’s not too late – dust off that rolling pin, get your pinny on and get baking for Blind Veterans Week.
We have lots to update you on for Tarts for Troops, including our first Tarts for Troops event. On Thursday, 31 May, we took to the streets of Brighton to celebrate Tarts for Troops with the team from Juice FM.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to talk to us on New Road and enjoyed a tart (or two!) alongside the King and Queen of Hearts and the team from Blind Veterans UK. Another big thank you to Forfars, a family run bakery in Sussex, who donated 200 lemon and raspberry jam tarts on the day too.
Matt Rhodes, Blind Veterans UK member, also joined us on the day to tell us encourage everyone to sign up and do their bit to support blind ex-service men and women during Blind Veterans Week.
Tart of the Day entries this week included French cooking extraordinaire Raymond Blanc, who has been kind enough to share with us Maman Blanc’s Apple Tart recipe. The secret of this dish is choosing the right apple – delicious!
We really loved seeing the Military Wives perform at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday – and they still found time to bake tarts too! Check out Becki Fleming’s Canadian Butter Tarts here.
If you weren’t able to make it down to Brighton – or if you were inspired by our delicious tarts – organise your own Tarts for Troops event. Whether it’s big or small, fancy or simple, every penny you raise will help blind veterans’ lead independent and fulfilling lives.