We’re swapping ham for Spam!

FOR the second year in a row, The Three Belles, a period singing trio from St Johns, will be taking part in The Ration Book Challenge to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

The Three Belles are Anneka Wass, Sally Anne and Isabelle Moore, and their British vintage acting and singing are very popular indeed. For those who haven’t heard of them, they are effectively a latter-day version of The Andrews Sisters, and regularly put on style performances and 1940s experience nights.

SLIMMING FOR VICTORY – the lovely Three Belles, in their performance personae of Gail, Betty and Dorothy, will be on wartime rations

SLIMMING FOR VICTORY – the lovely Three Belles, in their performance personae of Gail, Betty and Dorothy, are on wartime rations

Following strict guidelines from both the Ministry of Food and the 1944 ration book, the Belles will be ‘Slimming For Victory’, swapping their Christmas ham for very modest portions of super-cheap Spam.

They embarked on the Ration Book Challenge on January 6 and will keep disciplining themselves to peck at humble portions of food until January 20.

In the process they will keep us all informed of how they’re doing, on what they call their ‘journey’, via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by means of diary entries and video blogs. They will also be sharing recipes from their very own resident baker – Betty Belle (Anneka).

Last year the girls raised more than £1,000 for The Royal British Legion, and this time around they intend raising even more.

If you’d care to support them – and we all should – and in turn support the excellent philanthropy of the legion, then all you need do is head to their JustGiving Page (www.justgiving.com/the-three-belles-xx) to make a donation.

However small it is, your can be assured that it’s always better than no donation at all, and it will certainly be welcomed by the ladies.

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