Charity of the month



This month, I'd like to share with you the work of Sense, the national charity, which supports and campaigns for the 250,00 children and adults who are deafblind across the UK.

I am delighted to have contributed a recipe, along with other celebrity chefs, to Sense's Tastes Sensational programme, which helps to raise vital funds for the work that Sense does to create a world in which all deafblind children and adults can be full and active members of society.

As a chef, all of my senses are vital to me - I cannot imagine what it must be like not to be able to see or hear, and so helping to raise awareness of and help to change the lives of the many people around us who are visually or hearing impaired is something I am glad to do.

Kate Timperley, Sense, says: "Tastes Sensational encourages people to come together through food and raise money by cooking a meal to share with friends, family or colleagues, waking up the senses and tuning into the power of taste and touch. We encourage people to get involved with supporting the work of Sense and have great fun creating some delicious food like Ching's Kung Po Chicken. A big thank you to Ching for supporting Sense."

For more information visit Sense.


Tzu-ChiI am a strong supporter of the charity, Tzu-Chi.

Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in the impoverished east coast of Taiwan. The Foundation has been contributing to better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism in Taiwan for over 45 years. Master Cheng Yen firmly believes that suffering in this world is caused by material deprivation and spiritual poverty. She felt that "lack of love for others" has been the root of many problems in this world. "To save the world, we must begin by transforming human hearts."

For more information, please visit Tzu-Chi website

Mothers' Bridge of Love (MBL) - Help Chinese Children

Tzu-ChiMBL is striving to introduce an authentic China to the West and to disseminate information to people in China about the lives of adopted Chinese children and of overseas Chinese in the West. Through this bridge it is hoped that both cultures will be better able to understand one another. MBL was founded by Xinran, the Chinese authoress of The Good Women of China' and more recently, 'Sky Burial'. It is a registered charity and would welcome support or donations.

For more information, please visit MBL website Mothers' Bridge