Breda’s Ingredients for Fundraising

Breda’s Ingredients for Fundraising

A wonderful evening of cookery demonstrations by North West chef Breda Murphy has “whisked up” fundraising for Whalley’s RC English Martyrs Church restoration appeal. The event – held at Oakhill College, Whalley – attracted parish members, Oakhill parents and general food lovers of all ages, to watch one of the region’s top chefs, Breda Murphy, and her team prepare food with a theme of ‘Easy Entertaining’.

Anyone who missed the demonstration by Breda – who owns a restaurant in Whalley – can still get a “taste” thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

English Martyrs’ Parish Priest, Father Philip Price, said: “A wonderful evening was had by all and what an imaginative and inspiring demonstration, resulting in over £3,000 being raised through tickets and a raffle. It was an evening to remember and all those who supported the event so generously may feel a real sense of belonging.”

A short video has been made which can be viewed at showing the chefs at work!

Breda said “It was a pleasure to be able to help the church by doing something I love. It was also rewarding that it brought so many people of varied ages and backgrounds together to learn about preparing good food”.

The Breda Murphy evening is just one of a series of events to raise money towards the refurbishment of the English Martyrs Church in Whalley and further donations are welcome. Parishioners are currently sharing the St Mary & All Saints CE Church in Whalley, while extensive work continues on English Martyrs. A blog at is being developed for the church which will document and inform parishioners of progress of the restoration and news of forthcoming events.