A FARMING charity is aiming to raise funds with a 'cookalong' event on St George's Day.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) will host its three-course cookalong to celebrate Great British Beef Week, which takes place from April 23 to April 30, in partnership with Ladies in Beef.

There will be a virtual cookalong hosted by multi-award-winning chef, Chris Wheeler, executive head chef at Stoke Park Club, and AHDB’s Karl Pendlebury.

Chris was a contestant on the Great British Menu in 2016, has appeared on Saturday Kitchen and has won Hotel Chef of the Year at the Hotel and Catering Awards in 2016. He is also the chef of choice to represent British beef and lamb around the globe and has, for the last few years, been Chef Ambassador, representing Quality Standard Mark Beef and Lamb.

He will take views step-by-step through a classic British-inspired three-course menu, including an expert insight into how to create the perfect steak at home on Friday, April 23, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Registration provides access to an ingredients and kit list to organise in advance, and a link to the online Zoom event. The ingredients are based on cooking for two people but can be scaled up or down based on the size of household.

Sally Connor said: "Thanks to the wonderful Ladies in Beef team for their ongoing support and to Chris and Karl for generously putting on this event for us.

"We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and filling evening to support our farming community.

"If you’re unable to join the cookalong then we hope everyone will support our fantastic beef industry by serving a delicious British roast with all the trimmings on Sunday, April 25.

"We appreciative that it is a difficult time for many at the moment, but if you are able to support, please visit the RABI JustGiving page to make any donations."

Tickets to the cookalong are available via Eventbrite and are priced at £30 per log in at www. rabicookalong.eventbrite.co.uk.