TV chefs back new Alzheimer’s cooking appeal

Aspiring chefs are being urged to host a Cook for a Cure dinner party to help boost funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The new initiative has won support from some of the UK’s top TV chefs.

Posted on 9th November 2010

Rick Stein, Phil Vickery and Mary Berry are among the line-up of celebrity chefs who have backed Cook for a Cure by providing delicious recipes to encourage everyone to indulge in some culinary action. Food lovers can give the recipes a whirl or cook their own favourite dishes, while raising funds by charging their guests for a top meal.

Miranda Mays, Community Fundraising Manager for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, said:
“There are few things as enjoyable as eating good food with family and friends and the lead up to Christmas and the New Year is the perfect time to arrange a dinner party. Whether it’s a small gathering or a bigger get together with work colleagues or a community group, a Cook for a Cure dinner party is a fun and easy way to raise money for vital research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

“There are 820,000 people living with the daily reality of dementia in the UK today and more investment into research is desperately needed. The Alzheimer’s Research Trust relies entirely on its wonderful supporters and every £12.50 raised through Cook for a Cure dinner parties will pay for one hour of cutting-edge research.”

A free Cook for a Cure fundraising pack is available with tasty tips, dinner themed ideas and celebrity recipes to get people started. To request a pack contact the fundraising team on 01223 843899 or email

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