Recipes will raise cash for cancer patients aid

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A RECIPE book featuring the favourite comfort foods of cancer patients will raise money for a hospice-at-home service.

Claire Leech, 53, came up with the idea after nurses from the Rosemary Foundation, based in Petersfield, cared for her mother Eileen Simpson.

Nurses travel across the East Hampshire and Waterlooville areas to care for people with cancer and life-threatening illnesses in their own homes.

Mrs Simpson, 92, of South Harting, near Petersfield, was able to spend her final days in her own home rather than in hospital.

Mrs Leech, who lives near Chichester, said: ‘She would have hated being in hospital. The nurses would come out twice a day – they were just fantastic and incredibly caring.’

The recipe book includes 38 recipes, including Mrs Simpson’s special recipe for chestnut stuffing. Mrs Leech said: ‘They are very simple recipes. There’s nothing flashy.’

The book is priced at £19.95. For a copy email claire.leech@hollihurst.eclipse.co.uk or call 07584 372847.