Joel's dream has been fulfilled!
Date Fulfilled: 16/02/2017
Status: Dream Fulfilled
Summary: Joel has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, comes from the Isle of Wight and is 19 years old.
It was Joel’s dream to have a cooking experience in London.
Joel's Dream Story
Joel’s life was cruelly interrupted in 2015 by Hodgkin’s lymphoma (blood cancer). Desperate to leave the daily reminders of treatment behind him, Joel wanted to focus on something he enjoyed - cooking.
“I have always had an interest in cooking and found it to be a great escape throughout my treatment. I am eager to pursue this as a career and have already started working in a local kitchen.”
With the help of some amazing friends of the charity, we arranged a dream that money simply could not buy in one of the world’s culinary capitals - London.
Joel and his mum, Tammi, spent a packed few days visiting Borough Market, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, The Duck and Waffle (for the views over the city) The Playhouse Theatre and a post-theatre supper in China Town.
More importantly, we also arranged for Joel to get into his whites and cook alongside award-winning chefs at Galvin HOP and The Ritz.
Joel’s Mum was particularly thrilled with a special afternoon tea in the Palm Court, where her son had arranged for the chef to ice a cake saying ‘To Mum, Thanks for everything.’
Special thanks to Rob Kirby and Lexington who supported us in the organising of Joel's dream.