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Recipes from the heart for hospice

Dynamic fundraisers have swapped the daring for the domestic, compiling a cook book to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.

Dynamic fundraisers have swapped the daring for the domestic, compiling a cook book to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.

Staff members Jackie Brooks and Dina Hunt have already raised £12,000 for the charity with a sponsored bike ride across the Canadian Rockies.

But the heat is now on in the kitchen as the culinary queens asked

patients and their relatives, volunteers and staff, to donate their favourite recipes with a note about why the recipe was special.

The result is a treasure chest of memories and the secrets of more than 100 kitchens. The book is based on a Canadian tradition to preserve family recipes and the tales that go with them.

Canadian-born Jackie said: “The criteria was that the recipes had to be from the heart, tried and tested, and donated by someone connected to the hospice. We had no problem filling the pages with lovely recipes, from lentil and apricot curry to raspberry and white chocolate trifle, and some wonderful stories.”

More than 100 copies of The

Marie Curie Cook Book of Hope sold immediately when the book was launched last weekend in Solihull. To buy a copy of the book for £9.99 email jackie.brooks@mariecurie.org.uk or visit the hospice on Warwick Road.

 

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