We are delighted to reveal that our lovely, multi-talented Ambassador Tonia Buxton and popular restaurant chain The Real Greek are using their culinary skills in support of the Encephalitis Society in the run up to World Encephalitis Day!

The television presenter, author and columnist is a restaurant consultant with The Real Greek so they have teamed up to donate 25p to us from every lip-smacking Beetroot, Feta and Lentil Salad sold in the restaurants in the week running up to February 22.

But why did they choose the Beetroot, Feta and Lentil salad, I hear you ask?

Well, because Tonia thinks the deep red beetroot salad would be the perfect dish to fit in with our #RED4WED campaign where we ask supporters to wear red to raise awareness of World Encephalitis Day.

And there’s another reason – beetroots are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making them an ideal health food that we should all include in our diets!

Yet another interesting foodie fact is that beetroot fibre is known to increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells.

Oh, and did we also mention that beetroot is red – as in #RED4WED?!

We are obviously over the moon with the generosity shown by Tonia and The Real Greek and would urge anyone who lives near one of their restaurants to pay them a visit. You won’t be disappointed – the food is amazing (I speak of personal experience).

So, if you would like to support the Encephalitis Society and enjoy some delicious authentic food, why not visit The Real Greek between Friday, February 16, and Thursday, February 22, and order the Beetroot, Feta and Lentil salad. Several times!

The Real Greek restaurants are based in London (several locations), Bournemouth, Bristol, Reading, Southampton, and Windsor.

Find your nearest Real Greek restaurant.

*If you do visit the Real Greek and order the salad, please do share your photograph with us on Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter (using the #RED4WED hashtag and handles @encephalitis and @RealGreekTweet).