Gloucestershire foodie businesses join forces to create delicious brownie raising money for Ed Slater charity


Two Gloucestershire businesses who have put the county on the map for excellent food have joined forces to raise money for a cause that is close to many people's hearts.

Marking Global MND Awareness Day this week (June 21), both Hetty's Kitchen and Tubby Tom's have collaborated to create a pecan smoked maple syrup and sea salt fudge brownie, with 50% of profits going to the 4Ed fundraising charity to support families with motor neurone disease.

The charity was set up after Gloucester Rugby's Ed Slater was diganosed with MND in 2022.

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Joining forces and raising approximately just over £300, Henrietta Kitt and Tom Hughes are the driving forces behind the project. Knowing Ed's wife Jo and describing the family as "the kindest people you will ever meet", Henrietta has always wanted to do something to help.

An opportunity to work together with Tom as a well known creator of 'awesome' sauces, "this is a great thing to get involved and something close to our heartstrings", both say together. Collaborating as two business owners who have known each other for many years, they have managed to create 500 slices of brownies all baked at Hetty's Kitchen in Gloucester and all sold.

The campaign to raise awareness of MND has been in the news recently after the passing of both Rob Burrow and Doddie Weir. Supporting Ed Slater is incredibly important "big time", both Henrietta and Tom say. "This is something we have gotten behind to create something delicious and it has certainly made people talk about what Ed and his family are going through. It is heartbreaking to see a well loved person and family being taken down by a cruel disease, so we hope this has put some smiles on faces."