Churri Gennilard, partner of Cotswold Beef Farmer David Barton, is working with a new delicatessen and restaurant in Cirencester to champion Great British Beef Week and raise money for R.A.B.I at the same time.
Churri has secured the support of local butcher and proprietor David Hawes who is laying on a two-course meal for around 50 people on Saturday 23 April, after first wowing them with a demonstration of his butchery skills.
David, who is showing his support for British beef farmers during Great British Beef Week, has long links to Cirencester. He is a third generation butcher of Jesse Smith Butchers, who run a butchery, deli and restaurant in the town and has previously appeared on the BBC’s ‘One Show’ in a demonstration on how to make perfect sausages!
Great British Beef Week, which begins on St George’s Day, April 23 and runs until May 2, is organised by Ladies in Beef, a group of more than 150 female beef farmers, in partnership with R.A.B.I. The aim of the campaign is to encourage the British public to celebrate the quality and versatility of British beef and give the industry a much needed boost.
Jenni Thompson, R.A.B.I South Central regional manager, said: “The British beef industry has faced some severe challenges in recent years but we still produce some of the finest meat you will find anywhere in the world.
“Every year, R.A.B.I gives out grants of around £2 million per year to more than 1,300 farming people in financial need. Great British Beef Week is a way of raising funds so we can help people suffering from all kinds of problems, including illness and animal disease.
“We are thrilled that Churri and David have organised this unique event and encourage everyone to book their place to enjoy and celebrate everything that is great about British beef.”
Tickets to this beef week event on 23 April in Cirencester cost £22, to include a two-course meal and cheese, and can be obtained from Churri Gennilard on 07773 022619.