This year’s Waterford Harvest Festival was incredibly special, the entire city transformed itself into a foodie haven with lots of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy! It was also a very special year for us as the Pip & Pear Team are now celebrating two years in business – how time flies!!
We had so much fun working with Tommie, the Harvest Festival Event Director back when we were at the idea stage and also the brilliant team at Momentum Events who did a super job styling our Pop Up Restaurant. The pop up marquee looked incredibly cute and watching the reactions of our little fans and their parents was priceless. From buggy parking to mini ‘silver service’ to delicious breakfast for the little ones and adults too, we wanted to create a fun experience for the whole family!
If the day wasn’t exciting enough, Alison Curtis was there with the Today FM team broadcasting live from No.9 restaurant – where Pip & Pear all began!! Alison chatted with Irene and Ann Marie of Julia’s Favourite Granola who provided the delicious granola pots for our breakfast and discussed what it’s like setting up a business and much more.
Alison also took the Pip & Pear Taste Test Challenge, tasting various Pip & Pear dishes and attempting to identify our variety of ingredients – you can listen back to it all here!
We loved meeting our little fans and introducing lots of new fans to our range. We took great joy in taking orders from our extensive Pip & Pear menu and watching many parents have a little taste too – the proof really is in the pudding!
This was an excellent way to celebrate two years in business and will be a day that we will all remember for years to come.
The free Breakfast was all in aid of Join Our Boys.
The Join Our Boys Trust is a charity that was created in 2014 in Roscommon and was a community response to one familiy’s crisis.
Archie, George & Isaac will have complex needs that will require additional resources to ensure that they can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. The local community have fund raised extensively to fund the building of a specific house that will belong to The Trust. The family will ‘borrow’ the house for the time it is required for the boys.
This large bungalow will need to accommodate three young boys using motorised wheel chairs, as well as other medical and therapy equipment. Everyone who has worked on this project to date has done so free of charge. The challenge they they have is that they require another €700,000 to ensure that it can be completed. Archie is now at the stage that he has to crawl up the stairs each night to go to bed.
The charity also funds the translational research project that have the potential to help everyone with Duchenne. To date, the projects funded relate to the development of the micro dystrophin programmes. If successful, this potential treatment would slow down the disease considerably. Our hope is that in time, other treatment, ideally a cure will be developed.
Thank you to all who donated at our free breakfast, we were very happy to raise €332 for this deserving cause. If you would like more information or to donate, please click here.