Super Scouse effort in new world record

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Hospital catering staff serve Scouse to staff, patients and fundraising supporters. Pic © JMU Journalism

Hospital catering staff serve Scouse to staff, patients and fundraising supporters. Pic © JMU Journalism

Charity fundraisers at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital managed to cook up the world record for the biggest pan of Scouse today.

Hundreds of dishes of Scouse stew were served up to patients, families and supporters of R Charity at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The tasty treat was part of a bid raise £10,000 towards the £10millon target to help fund equipment at the new hospital building, which is expected to open in summer 2017.

Hospital catering firm ISS made a giant pan of the traditional local dish, using 35kg of steak, 20kg of chopped onions, 20kg of carrots and 50kg of Maris Piper potatoes.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Tony Concepcion, attended the event and launched the campaign ‘Scouse at R House’. He said: “This is a fantastic, innovative way of raising money for the Royal charity, hopefully this is going to raise many, many thousands of pounds.

“We all know we are going to get a new hospital next year and obviously we want the equipment that goes with a new hospital to be state-of-the-art technology, because our patients and our city deserve nothing but the best.”

Throughout February, R Charity is asking supporters to host their own Scouse supper or lunch as part of the campaign.

Angela McShane, community fundraiser for the hospital, told JMU Journalism: “This is an event that anyone can get involved in, whether it’s just family and friends or local bars, restaurants and cafés. It’s an event where everyone can come together over a bowl of Scouse and have a fabulous time.”

To register to receive your free fundraising pack, email angela.mcshane@rlbuht.nhs.uk or call 0151 706 2172.

About Jessica Arnell, JMU Journalism