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Best Home Cook winner Suzie Arbuthnot guests at church baking event

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Suzie Arbuthnot with the winner’s plate for Best Home Cook

Suzie Arbuthnot with the winner’s plate for Best Home Cook

Suzie Arbuthnot with the winner’s plate for Best Home Cook

The winner of the BBC's Best Home Cook has chosen a fundraising event close to her heart for her first public appearance since her victory.​

Lisburn woman Suzie Arbuthnot will be presenting a series of baking demonstrations at the Let Them Eat Cake Spring Fair at Legacurry Presbyterian Church in the city this Saturday.

The event, supported by Spar NI, is being held to raise funds for Project Sunrise, which will see a team from the congregation travel to a remote village in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa this July to help build a pre-school creche for disadvantaged children.

Suzie is a member of the Legacurry congregation and as a mother of two young children - daughter Odelia (two) and five-year-old son Zander - she explained that the project was something she was very keen to get involved with.

"I am really looking forward to the Let Them Eat Cake event, but I'm a little nervous at the prospect of presenting my first ever live baking demonstrations," she said.

"This will be the first time that people who have followed me on my Best Home Cook journey will be able to come and see me in action."

Joining her on the baking stage will be BBC Radio Ulster's Kim Lenaghan, who will be compering the event and interviewing Suzie about her experience on the programme.

Linda Beers, chair of Project Sunrise fundraising committee, added: "Suzie has built up a huge following and we are hoping that following will translate into big numbers at the event.

"All proceeds will make a big difference to the lives of the little children our team will be helping in July."

Suzie beat fellow finalists Sarah Woods and Georgia Salamat to the crown of Best Home Cook.

As well as the series of demonstrations, Saturday's event will include a range of stalls and tea, coffee and cake refreshments.

Tickets for the event cost £10 each and can be ordered at letthemeatcaketickets@legacurry.church or by calling 074 9333 6117.

Belfast Telegraph