Marco Pierre White helps to raise £9,400 for IncuBabies

CHEF Marco Pierre White returned to his Liverpool Steakhouse Bar and Grill restaurant last week to host an exclusive charity dinner event. The influential chef managed to help raise a grand total of £9,400 for the IncuBabies campaign – a new charity, which has been set up to help form a new extension on the intensive care baby unit in the women’s and children’s neonatal unit, located in Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral. Ticket-holders also had the opportunity to meet the man himself, and receive a copy of his latest book – Essentially Marco – personally autographed. Marco Pierre White said: “After hearing about the challenges that are being faced at Arrowe Park Hospital, I knew the steakhouse would want to get behind them and do its bit to help. It was a pleasure to meet the inspiring women behind the campaign on the night and I am over the moon that so much money was raised.” Mandy Molby, fundraiser for the IncuBabies campaign, said: “We are thrilled at how much money was raised on the night for such an important cause – and we have to thank Marco and the amazing team at the restaurant for hosting such a great evening. For Marco to support the IncuBabies charity is simply amazing. He spoke to every single guest on the evening and he could not have given us more of his time. After meeting him on the night I was personally touched by his compassion and enthusiasm for the work IncuBabies carries out. I know Marco will be now be a close friend to the charity.” Guests on the evening enjoyed a three-course dinner, including French onion soup, fish curry and banana and caramel mess. Mark Tasker, general manager at Hotel Indigo, added: “It is always a pleasure to welcome Marco back to his steakhouse here in Liverpool and with him, he always brings a great buzz of excitement to all of our staff and guests. Marco helped raise an amazing £9,400 for the IncuBabies charity – which is just brilliant. We know that this money is going towards a very worthwhile campaign that helps to save little lives. We are so happy to support this cause.”