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Remember the blog post last month with that amazing freefrom chocolate cake I had at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham?

The best freefrom cafe in the world, The Perfect Retreat in Chesham, Bucks

The best freefrom cafe in the world, The Perfect Retreat in Chesham, Bucks

Well if you’re looking for an excuse to go and visit or just needed reminding that you really should treat yourself or your allergic child, Lucia has organised a couple of events.

1st of october is book signing of Sandra Howard, 1960s top model. She is signing her new book “Tell the girl”.
Tell the Girl by Sandra Howard - book signing at The Perfect Retreat

Then on the Saturday 18th of october Lucia is holding a cake sale – “bake it better” campaign aimed at raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital to upgrade their old facilities to continue to provide their world class standard with care for children with lots of disorders, just like little Mac, the most allergic boy in Chesham who is able to enjoy cake at The Perfect Retreat. There are many children with conditions like eosinophilic oesophagitis that need a new kidney or heart transplant and the NHS cannot pay for all this. It will be an all day sale and every penny for sold cake is going to be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Lucia said, “I will make sure I have only the finest freefrom cakes and savouries.”

Don’t miss it, and if you can’t make either of these dates just pop in anyway. If you have multiple allergies do phone ahead and speak to Lucia about what you can and can’t eat. She can also make the most amazing freefrom home-made sausage rolls to order.

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An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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