He’ll join twenty other foodies to raise funds for Action Against Hunger
The busy Beastro boys have never shied away from a challenge. In 2016, their street food business ‘Well Hung’ beat 3000 entries to get to the final of The British Street Food Awards. As ‘Bangers and Bacon’, they were the ultimate winners of ‘The Kitchens’ project in Spinningfields, where street food traders battled it out to secure the backing and partnership of property developer Allied London – which is how Beastro came to be.
In April, chef/owner Richard Brown is to embark on more of a personal challenge when he becomes part of a team of 21 chefs, restaurateurs and food industry experts, from across the UK, who will take on an ambitious trek through the Himalayas in Nepal. Their goal is to raise over £110,000 for Action Against Hunger to help save the lives of malnourished children all over the world.
The team includes renowned chocolatier, Paul A Young, Peter Sanchez from Bristol’s Casa Mia and Josh Eggleton from the Michelin starred Pony & Trap. Along with Richard, representatives from Greater Manchester include team members Mary-Ellen McTague from Manchester Art Gallery Cafe, Fiona Botham from Ramsbottom’s Baratxuri and Lucy Noone from R.Noone and Son, fruit and vegetable supplier.
The ambitious trek will involve each of them spending five long days on their feet through mountainous, challenging terrain at altitudes of up to 4,300 metres. Facilities will be basic with no access to showers or toilets throughout the trek, and the team will camp each night along the route.
Action Against Hunger has worked in Nepal since 2005, treating children for life-threatening malnutrition. When two devastating earthquakes struck the country in April 2015, they scaled up their work there significantly to assist families who continue to rebuild their lives. The charity provides malnourished children with urgent treatment and follow-up care, and work with the Nepalese health authorities to bring nutrition treatment to communities.
Their beliefs and brand are similar to our own in regards to honesty and transparency. It's a big challenge but worth doing and I can't wait to get started.
Richard has his own fundraising page for those wanting to support this fantastic cause and is hoping to raise £5000 sponsorship.
Richard says Beastro supports Action Against Hunger as "Their beliefs and brand are similar to our own in regards to honesty and transparency. It's a big challenge but worth doing and I can't wait to get started".