Putting our region's cancer needs first

Renowned Chef Cooks Up a Storm for Cancer Research

World-renowned chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, has thrown his support behind regional cancer charity North West Cancer Research in a bid to raise much needed funds.

The 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and multi Michelin star winning chef, is offering supporters the truly unique experience of winning a private virtual cookery demonstration, using the ingredients they have in their home kitchens.

Tickets costs £5 per entry and the winning ticket will receive a video-chat cookery lesson with the nation’s favourite French chef and learn how to make some delicious lockdown dishes. Entries close May 25th.

North West Cancer Research is a completely independent charity dedicated to putting the region’s cancer needs first by funding pioneering research to tackle the cause, improve the care and find the cure for cancer.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the charity has had to cancel all its planned events and fundraising, meaning a potential loss of income of more than £1 million this year.

Jean-Christophe became a passionate supporter of cancer charities after his son Valentino was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma as a new born.

He said: “Cancer charities are having a really tough time at the minute and I wanted to do anything I could to help.

“I personally know just how horrific a disease cancer is and it’s one that will still be a problem once the current crisis is over. When I heard, through a friend, of the fantastic work being carried out by North West Cancer Research, I knew I wanted to support them. 

“I am grateful every day that Valentino has been cured but I know that this wouldn’t have been possible without the advances made by research.

“I hope many of you will take part in raffle and I promise the winner a fabulous night to remember!”

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system and one of the most common children’s cancers.

Sadly, it has one of the lowest survival rates but a project currently funded North West Cancer Research is seeking to change this by discovering better and kinder treatment options and combinations that will stop tumour growth and spread.

Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research, said: “We are honoured that Jean-Christophe has chosen to support us. North West Cancer Research is facing the biggest challenge in its 70-year history. We have lost over half of our income due to the current crisis and unfortunately, do not qualify for any Government funding – it is a real struggle for us.

“Jean- Christophe’s support will make a real difference to us, we can’t thank him enough. I look forward to inviting him to see our work first-hand when we are able.”

To take part in the raffle visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jeanchristophenwcr