Rudding Park to support Muscles for Meatballs Month

Rudding Park hotel in Harrogate is supporting Meatball Month – a unique fundraising campaign for The Muscle Help Foundation.

During Meatball Month, the charity is encouraging the nation to come together and eat meatballs  to help raise money to support the charity’s vital work.

It delivers transformational wish-fulfilment experiences, called Muscle Dreams, for children and young people living with Muscular Dystrophy (MD).

Rudding Park which has supported The Muscle Help Foundation for many years, will be including a special venison meatball dish on its menu in November, with £5 from every dish sold being donated directly to the charity.

Guests can also make their own donation to the charity as well should they wish to via a QR code on the hotel’s menus.

Matthew Wilkinson, Head of Kitchens at Rudding Park, said:

“We are thrilled to be supporting the Meatballs for Muscle Dreams campaign.

“Throughout November Clocktower Brasserie will feature ‘Venison Meatballs with Pappardelle, Kale and Tio Pepe Sauce’ on the menu with £5 from every dish donated to the Meatballs for Muscle Dreams campaign.

“It’s such an worthwhile cause and I am confident our Venison meatballs won’t disappoint!”

Matthew has also shared his special venison meatball recipe on the #meatballmonth website for those who can’t make it to Rudding Park.

This means people wishing to support the charity can still do so by arranging their own meatball party at home.

Sign up today and find Matthew’s recipe as well as plenty more cooking inspiration here.

Meatball Month

The meatball month campaign has got the backing of an amazing array of notable chefs.

As well as Matthew Wilkinson, the campaign is also being supported by Tom Kerridge, Angela Hartnett, Tom Parker-Bowles, Ken Hom, Lawrence Dallaglio, and comedian, presenter and writer, Harry Hill, who also presents Junior Bake Off.

Harry released a video recently asking the nation to ‘don their aprons’ and start planning their meatball parties.

The charity’s CEO, Michael McGrath MBE, who also lives with MD said:

“This fundraising campaign is designed to engage the nation’s appetite and love of food to help raise money for charity.

“We are incredibly grateful to Rudding Park for its support this year and would encourage anyone wanting to have a great meatball dish cooked for them, to book in to the Rudding Park restaurant asap.

“Or if you want to hold your own party at home, then visit our campaign website to find everything you need to get involved.”

To find out more about the campaign visit