Celebrity chef, Jenny Bristow has joined forces with Main Street, My Street Bangor and local retailers Menarys, Asda and Bob & Berts, to raise pots of cash for local Bangor charity, The Danny Mills Heart Foundation.

Jenny will be hosting a Spring Cookery Evening in Bob & Berts in Menarys, Bangor on Thursday 6th April at 7pm. On Arrival, guests will be treated to a glass of fizz and nibbles and have the opportunity to browse and sample the latest cook shop gadgets in Menarys cook shop. Then it will be into the show kitchen for Jenny Bristow’s ‘Guide to cooking for Spring’ using a range of products from Main Street retailer, Asda. From Easter Sunday lunch ideas to quick and easy healthy recipes for mid week meals, Jenny promises to share lots of stories and tips from her experience cooking on and off the screen.

All proceeds from the ticket sales and also a charity ballot will be going towards The Danny Mills Heart Foundation who hope to be able to install a life saving portable Heart Defibrillator outside the Upper Main Street shops. At just 21 years old, young Bangor man, Danny Mills passed away on New Year’s Day suddenly and unexpectedly, it was later discovered that Danny had suffered Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). Danny’s family and friends set up the foundation in Danny’s memory to raise awareness of SADS, support medical research and also increase the number of portable defibrillators in public places, clubs and schools in Northern Ireland.

“Danny’s friends and family will never forget or indeed recover from the heartbreak of losing Danny,” explains Chris Armstrong, Chair of the Danny Mills Heart Foundation. ‘However, we are proud to be able to make a difference to others through Danny’s legacy. A portable defibrillator on Main Street in Bangor perhaps one day will save a life in the town that Danny called home.”

Jennifer Dorrian, Store Manager, Menarys Bangor is looking forward to a great evening.

“Menarys is delighted to be able to support the Danny Mills Heart Foundation in such a positive way. Together with the team at Main Street, My Street Bangor, we are committed to putting the heart back into our town centre and this charity event is another step along the road to supporting the local community and town centre shoppers.”

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the cook shop on the first floor in Menarys, online at Main Street, My Street’s Eventbrite page or directly from The Danny Mills Heart Foundation.

Pictured with Jenny Bristow are (left to right) Victoria Gregg, Asda Community Life Champion, Ciara Smith, Asda Bangor General Store Manager, Stef Kelley, Branch Manager Bob & Berts, Bronagh McConnell, Assistant Manager, Menarys and Pauline Mills, mum of Danny Mills.