Simonstone eatery serves up new charity initiative

The Higher Trapps Katie Redpath and Shelia Oxborough enjoying a Rag Pudding
The Higher Trapps Katie Redpath and Shelia Oxborough enjoying a Rag Pudding

Fans of rag pudding have not only been enjoying their favourite dish at Simonstone’s Higher Trapp Hotel, but have also been raising money for a regional cancer charity.

Fans of rag pudding have not only been enjoying their favourite dish at Simonstone’s Higher Trapp Hotel, but have also been raising money for a regional cancer charity.

The Higher Trapp Country House Hotel, which is part of the Best Western Lavender Hotels group, has just completed a year-long charity fundraiser for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which supports world -lass cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

For every rag pudding sold in Fitzy’s at the Trapp in the last 12 months, the hotel has donated £1 to the charity. As diners scoffed their way through more than 1, 200 rag puddings, staff have now presented the charity with a cheque for £1,212.

Jamie Proctor, general manager at the hotel, said: “Rag pudding is a traditional Lancashire dish and has been a favourite on our menus for many years now. We were delighted to support this particular charity – it is helping people who are dealing with cancer while also raising funds for some ground-breaking projects.” Dan Hill, head of fundraising for Rosemere, said: “It’s great that the Higher Trapp has given its menu such food for thought!”