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Come and join us at Countryfile Live

2nd Aug 2018 / By Andrea Vickers

Writing in the latest edition of Pig World, NPA office manager Andrea Vickers looks to working with Ladies in Pigs for the first time. 

I am very excited about making my Ladies in Pigs (LIPs) debut!

LIPs are a wonderful organisation who have done great work promoting the best of Red Tractor British pork and its high standards to the British public. That work is being continued under its new chair Debbie Wilson and I am really looking forward to joining the ladies for the massive BBC Countryfile Live show at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire.

LIPs will be there for all four days, from August 2-5, showcasing the versatility of pork and bacon. We will be giving free samples of 10 recipes each day from the LIPs cook book and there will be activities for children and adults. 

So, if you are at the show, please come along, say hello and grab yourself a bite of some delicious British pork – the REAL DEAL for a tasty meal!

Andrea post raceAt the start of July, my daughter Olivia and I completed a 5k Race For life in sweltering 30-degree heat at Stoneleigh Park. Olivia ran her first 5k in 35 minutes – I am so very proud of her! And I completed mine at a respectable 55 mins. 

It was very humbling experience being surrounded by over 2,000 women, all of whom have been affected in some way by cancer. Some were there as survivors or because they are currently fighting, or, like in my case, in memory of a loved one.

We would like to thank everyone who has kindly sponsored us and helped us raise more than £700 for Cancer Research UK. 

There is still time to sponsor us. You can do it online on our fundraising page by following this link where you can also read our story, or you can make a cash/cheque donation marked for my attention to the NPA office. Every penny raised goes towards helping save someone else’s loved one from this wretched, cruel disease.