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Selby College Students to Raise £10,000 for Cancer Research

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7:49pm 22nd May 2013

Selby College has announced that proceeds from the sale of its new Yorkshire themed recipe book will be donated to Harrogate-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The book, entitled All the Best from Yorkshire, is the second in a series of books created by staff and students at Selby College in memory of Scott Robinson, a former Hospitality and Catering student who lost his battle with testicular cancer in August 2010, aged 18. It will feature some of the finest recipes, produce and chefs from ‘God’s own County’ and already boasts contributions Brian Turner, CBE; Rosemary Shrager; Stephanie Moon; James Mackenzie and Annie Stirk, with promises from a number of other high-profile chefs in the region.

Project Co-ordinator Angie Hobden said; “We’re thrilled to be working alongside Yorkshire Cancer Research. We were blown away by the support for our first book The Sweetest Thoughts which raised more than £3000 for charity and we’re hoping our latest venture will surpass this which is why we’ve set ourselves a massive £10,000 fundraising target. We know it’s a huge commitment but it’s a fantastic cause and we’re determined to succeed.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer, Chalres Rowett said; “We are delighted that Selby College has chosen Yorkshire Cancer Research as their charity partner for the new recipe book.  We have been very impressed with the staff and facilities at the college and recognise how valuable a role they play in the local community. 

“Everyone knows that Yorkshire has some great food and with more Michelin starred chefs than any other county, the college’s hospitality and catering students are going to get some great experience and have a lot of fun through this exciting new project.  Yorkshire Cancer Research depends totally on the goodwill and support of our donors and this is a great example of how people can come together to work on something meaningful that will benefit students, the college and the charity. We hope the book will become one of the must buy recipe books of the year.”

It is hoped that the book will be out later this year with a launch event planned for early autumn. In the meantime, if you’d like more information about All the Best from Yorkshire there are several ways to get involved including donating a recipe, sponsoring a page, sharing details about the project or reserving a book.

If you would like further information please contact Angie on 01757 211164 or Rachel on 01757 211048 or   email thesweetestthoughts@selby.ac.uk You can also follow the progress of the book on Twitter @thesweetthought, Facebook The Sweetest Thoughts Charity Recipe Books or via our website www.thesweetestthoughts.com

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