SHAUNA and Fabrice Muamba paid a visit to a supermarket to launch a range of cooking sauces.
Mrs Muamba’s Caribbean sauces were born following the life-changing event which made the pair think about how they could make a difference.
In 2012, Fabrice suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, at the age of 23, while playing for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur in an FA Cup quarter final match watched by millions of TV viewers.
Fortunately a defibrillator was on site and it was this equipment, along with the combined skills of the medical teams on the scene and at hospital, which saved his life.
Mrs Muamba, who launched five sauces at the Booths store, MediaCityUK, yesterday, said: “I grew up in Jamaica and it was there that I fell in love with how food was prepared.
“I’ve picked up my cooking skills and inspiration from family and friends, and from the meals I have prepared over the years for Fabrice’s teammates, and so set up my own Caribbean catering company.
“My business was performing well — so I knew people would appreciate having the authentic flavours of the Caribbean in their own home, sauces created in my kitchen without all the artificial nasties.”
Mrs Muamba’s supports Arrhythmia Alliance, the heart rhythm charity and their campaign, Hearts and Goals, to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.
A small donation from the sale of every jar of Mrs Muamba’s sold goes to Hearts and Goals to help towards its aim to make defibrillators available to everyone.
The charity attended the launch event to offer free pulse checks to Booths customers.