Yu Alderley Edge lunch raises £4,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK
PUBLISHED: 00:00 28 September 2016
Yu in Alderley Edge was the setting for a glamorous lunch in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.
Yu Alderley Edge lunch
Shirley Naden-Lamb, Liz Jennings and Emma-Jayne Bolshaw
Tyler Costello, Carl Worthington, Vanessa Hall, Mark Farrell, Liz Lockerbie and Peter Shaw
Hannah Atkinson, Scott Murcott and Jennifer Curtis
Nadia Montaldo and Michelle Nash
Amanda Briscall, Michelle Archer and Debbie Jones
Sponsor, James Maguire with Gary Kelland, Doris Raggatt and Oliver Towle
Mary Beighton and Holly Moore
Ashley Middleton and Debbie O'Grady
Deborah Jackson, Gary Cook, Louise Dunkerley and Yvette Howard
Abbie Kirkham, Aimee Fahey, Sara Nicholson and Liz Dunkerley
Claire Livesey with Shara Pledger, Gemma Wylie and Gary McIndoe
Claire Smethurst and Justina Best
Chris Monks, Debbie O'Grady, Toni Roy, Sue Souter and Ashley Middleton
Rachel Farnan, Eimear Maguire, Maria Regan, Fred Walker of Alzheimer's Research UK and Cheshire Life's Janet Reeder
Cheshire Life’s Restaurant of the Year, Yu, in Alderley Edge, was the destination for a special luncheon, to raise much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
It was organised by Eimear Maguire of James Maguire & Co solicitors, Wilmslow, after she had been inspired by Alzheimer’s fundraiser Fred Walker whose wife, Joan, had suffered from the condition which affects around 850,000 people in the UK.
Fred spoke movingly about his experiences and gave guests a brief but fascinating insight into the disease during a luncheon which started at the bar with canapés and glasses of champagne.
Guests were presented with an exquisite menu that included Yu signature dish: Victor Yu’s deconstructed Crispy Duck and Pancakes - pancakes they assembled themselves using thin slices of aromatic breast of duck, crispy duck skin, spring onions and cucumber in yuzu and hoi sin.
The event also included close-up magic and an auction for a three night stay at a Natural Retreats Lodge, Chef’s Table for four at Yu and bed and breakfast at Manchester’s King Street Townhouse.
There were some fabulous raffle prizes for guests to win too, including vouchers for Wilmslow Cookery School, Gusto in Alderley Edge and for a treatment at Alderley Dental Aesthetic Rejuvenation.
The lunch was hailed a huge success and raised about £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.