What’s Cooking!

In our ‘What’s Cooking Competition’, Abby Guilding will choose the region’s top 25 nutritious recipes, open to all ages, to be sold in an e-book, with all proceeds going to National Star, the chosen charity for Mode de Vie 2016.

The ‘top’ recipe winner, out of the 25 chosen, will also receive a ‘Day in the Life’ at the Star Bistro and will also have the opportunity to cook their winning dish.  Students at National Star will delightfully design the front cover of the e-book.



Abby GAbbyGuildinguilding is the Managing Director of The Wiggly Worm leading on the day to day strategic growth and delivery of all the organisations behaviour change work.

Abby a winner of Gloucestershire Media Women In Business Award in 2015, and the Wiggly Worm have won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the 2015 Gloucestershire Business Awards.

Since joining the Wiggly Worm in 2012, Abby has been key to the organisations’ growth and developments  and the VCS.   As a qualified expert in nutrition, dietetics and teaching, she is a perfect leader for The Wiggly Worm to deliver its “Big Plan of 2015 – 2017”.

Abby says “Wiggly changes people and changes lives for the better. Whether it be Kitchen Challenge, Employer support packages, or our Get Cooking projects, we see in individuals outcomes that are so empowering.

imageFounded in 1967, National Star’s aims have remained simple: to give people with disabilities the support, skills and opportunities they need to be prepared for the best that life can offer.


For some, that can mean going on to further education and possible employment. For others, being at National Star may mean discovering how to communicate using state-of-the-art technology, developing their skills for independent living or learning how to get around by themselves. Every year our committed staff enable hundreds of people with learning and physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries to achieve their goals and become active members of their own communities.

But as a registered charity, National Star can only do this with the generous help of supporters, with each and every donation making a real and vital difference to the lives of people with disabilities.