Greg James and Zoe Ball fuelled by local business to complete Sport Relief Challenges
Hampshire catering company, Appetite for Adventure, recently returned from a hectic time away supporting two celebrities in their BT Sports Relief Challenges. The first was Radio 1 DJ Greg James' 500 mile climbing challenge. Next it was radio and television celebrity Zoe Ball who set cycled 350 miles from Blackpool to Brighton in five days.
Appetite for Adventure worked behind the scenes to fuel Greg, Zoe and their teams throughout the challenges. They produced hearty breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks including chicken and chorizo casserole, Thai red curry and full English breakfasts all cooked fresh on gas rings in various locations including car parks, lakeside laybys and snowy lanes!
Appetite for Adventure owners Jason Plevey and Adie Callaghan, commented on the experience: "We were utterly delighted to support Greg, Zoe and all the support teams on these epic challenges, to be part of the emotional highs and lows was something we will never forget!"
As passionate Hampshire Fare and New Forest Marque members, the team pride themselves on supporting local suppliers and producers and took various local supplies with them including Fluffetts Eggs, Village Veg fruit and vegetables and Lyburn cheese. Their own homemade sausage rolls with Appetite’s own ‘Red Onion Marmalade’ were a big hit and good fuel boosters, as well as their own trail mix that they put together. But one of the tastiest surprises was Jason’s homemade chocolate fudge provided for Zoe and the team on her final day, “LOVE the chocolate fudge!” was Zoe’s enthusiastic response!
Jess Kirke, Senior Events Manager from Sport Relief, commented: "Appetite for Adventure were a fantastic asset to the Sport Relief team - not only helping to keep up morale with great delicious food but also their high standards of event management professionalism. We have worked with them previously on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Jo Brand’s Hell of a Walk in 2016 and hopefully we will welcome them onto other Sport Relief events in the future!"
Jason reflected on the experience: "Our last few weeks have certainly seen some unique challenges of our own. At one point we were operating in the unrelenting cold storms, supplies were frozen and we had to adapt to the weather - but that's part of the excitement and why we enjoy what we do. To be part of the two challenges, which together have raised more than £1.2million for Sport Relief, is something we can all be really proud of."
See how Greg and Zoe got on with their challenges when Sport Relief 2018 airs on BBC One, Friday 23rd March.