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Jhinga Malai

Jhinga Malai

(Medium Strength)

This is the fourth Cooking with Maura programme where you can learn how to make an authentic Jhinga Malai following the Spice Valley (Horwich) recipe. This tutorial is for showing you the method and ingredients required to make restaurant quality food at home. The spices required for this dish are for sale here on the Backup North West website as the proceeds from each sale are for the Backup charity. For every pack sold makes a meal for two AND the profits pay for two meals for young people who are temporarily homeless.


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What We Do!

BACKUP provide multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Read here about all the supported accommodation which includes emergency housing, temporary accommodation, short and medium stay supported housing. Also the non accommodation based support work that focusses on mental health, employment support and much more.

Young people can live in more than one Backup service as they make progress and develop more independence prior to moving on completely. The different services are designed to meet various levels and ranges of needs.


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Every year Backup delivers multiple events for fundraising. Each one is designed to raise awareness and much needed money to support young people who are homeless. Annually we have our core events; Gala Ball, Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. We also have other events that are different each year so that we can have a wider appeal to all.

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