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TV Chef And Top Farmer Team Up For R Charity

TV CHEF Simon Rimmer and award winning farmer Andrew Pimbley are teaming up to make the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital even better.

The friends are taking up the challenge from R Charity to make a great bowl of scouse, for R Charity’s Scouse at R House  throughout February in partnership with Global Scouse Day.

The self taught chef and author kicked off a fierce debate about what makes the perfect pot of scouse when he produced his own favourite scouse recipe on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch a few years ago.

Now the “Tricks of the Restaurant Trade” star is hoping to inspire people to produce their own pot of scouse – and to help R Charity raise vital funds for patients and families at the new Royal.

“Everyone has their own favourite scouse recipe, and many have a recipe that has been handed down the family for generations,” says Simon, who is backing the fundraising efforts by providing his own recipe for scouse.

“Holding your own Scouse at R House is such a simple and fun way of raising money to provide the people of Liverpool with the very best and latest hospital facilities.”

And Andrew Pimbley, director of Claremont Farm in Bebington – recently voted Merseyside’s Business of the Year in the Morecrofts Independent Business Awards – is taking up the challenge too.

Each time customers buy a serving of the iconic dish scouse at Claremont Farm, a donation will be made to R Charity which is raising £10million to make the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital even better.

“Here at Claremont Farm we often have scouse on our cafe menu, using our own home grown potatoes, vegetables and locally sourced meat from our in house butchers,” says Andrew. “I’m delighted to support Scouse at R House to make the new Royal even better.”

Laura Worthington, organiser of Global Scouse Day, said: “As someone with a background in food it’s great to have Simon Rimmer on board to support R Charity who are partners with us at Global Scouse Day.”

Dave Critchley, executive head chef at the London Carriage Works restaurant in Liverpool has also donated his own scouse recipe.

R Charity will be celebrating the city’s most iconic dish – scouse – throughout February, running all the way through to Global Scouse Day on 28 February.

Simon and Dave’s recipes for scouse are part of the Scouse @ R House host’s kit, which is available by registering online at

To find out more contact the fundraising team: email or dial 0151 706 3150.

Twitter @globalscouseday


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