April 5 2023
The Great Cornish Egg and Spoon Race is a cracking idea from St Ewe’s Free Range Eggs.
St Ewe’s Free Range Eggs are raising funds by assembling two teams to crack the Guinness World Record of carrying an egg on a spoon over the longest distance around the stunning Cornish coastline. Proceeds from this exciting eggspedition will be split between Hospitality Action and the amazing Cornish Air Ambulance Service.
We caught up with Nikki Owen, Marketing Manager at St Ewe’s to hear all about her unique fundraising idea.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m Nikki, the Marketing Manager here at the really rather fabulous St Ewe Free Range Eggs. I moved to Cornwall 30 years ago with my mother and two brothers, and recently bought my first home, in none other than St. Ewe village itself! Now that is brand dedication!
An avid foodie and lover of all things British, I feel incredibly fortunate to live and work in the most abundantly beautiful county; filled with some of the finest food, landscapes and like-minded, hardworking folk you could have the pleasure of meeting.
I have a keen interest in photography, cooking, baking, gardening (told you I was a foodie), music, travel and love nothing more than hiking with my trusty black Labrador Bumblebee.
Tell us about the Egg and Spoon Race and where the idea came from.
I was reading an article about the closure of businesses all over the UK, the rising prices of food and the rise in metal health issues since the start of the pandemic. Having walked through one of my local villages the day before and seeing yet another for sale sign outside a once thriving local business, I thought something has to be done.
The news over the past 3 years has been nothing short of gloomy and I wanted to come up with a way to bring together the community, offer a platform for the farming and hospitality industries to have their stories heard and above all make people smile, and at 2am that morning I had my eureka moment!
Guinness World Records will be there to witness your record-breaking attempt. Is there a particular rule you’re most worried about breaking?
Oh breaking the biggest rule of all …. dropping the egg … if this happens it’s over!
Why is it important to fundraise for Hospitality Action?
Hospitality Action was one of the first charities in the UK to mount an emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic back in 2020. The charity receives no government funding and yet they continue to adapt and evolve to support one of the UK’s hardest-hit sectors.
By developing new grant streams and award-winning fundraising products, Hospitality Action has provided a safety net for more than 200,000 UK hospitality workers and their families. Working within food production and coming from a hospitality background myself, I know first hand just how tough it can be, so to have this support network available to an industry that provides so much joy to the UK, well, why wouldn’t you want to support this!
How can people show their support and get involved?
There are so many ways to support. The first would be to simply talk about it with friends and family. Share content across your social media channels. I know times are hard but every single donation really matters and will really give us the drive to get to the finish line. So please share, share, share and egg us on as we scramble to Land’s End!
And, of course, if you’d like to be a Guinness World Record holder then sign up to join the race itself.