MENINGITIS Now is a charity that means a lot to me from my own experience of falling ill with the disease when I was 18.

I wholeheartedly support and admire the work they do to raise much-needed awareness.

This is why I was delighted to be asked to contribute a recipe to the charity for their Brew & Bake fundraiser – a wonderful way to bring people together to enjoy some delicious treats while raising money for a great cause.

My recipe is for an orange and poppy seed cake but the great thing about this idea is you can keep things as simple – or as complicated – as you like. Whether your serve my cake, one of your own tasty recipes, or just break open a pack of biscuits, you’ll be doing something amazing to help families around the country living with the impact of meningitis.

To find out more about Brew & Bake please visit Meningitis Now’s special fundraising page. I hope you will join us with your own special event – after all, who doesn’t love a slice of cake and a good old cup of tea?

Tana Ramsay

Meningitis Now ambassador