Self-printed recipe book raises money for cancer sufferers in Somerset

March 25, 2012 by  

A local woman from Somerset who is currently receiving treatment for cancer has written and printed a book of her favourite recipes which will be sold to raise money for cancer charities.

Janet Buckley is a 65 year old woman who is receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Despite suffering from cancer herself, Mrs Buckley turned her attentions to creating a collection of recipes that she’s used throughout her life and has now turned these into a book.

The book is called ‘These are a few of my favourite things’ and is being sold to raise money for the oncology unit at the hospital in Bath. The book was self-funded and written entirely by Mrs Buckley, whilst the printing of the book was funded by her husband. Many print shops in Bath offer full colour printing facilities that would allow anyone who was considering a similar venture to easily and quickly produce printed booklets. Digital printing in Bath is especially favoured by local charities when it comes to producing fundraising materials.

The book has proved popular so far, with many copies being sold at the price of £10 each.

Speaking about the success of the recipe book, Mrs Buckley said:

“I have been amazed at how many copies have been sold through word of mouth and I am thrilled at being able to present the department with the cheque.”

Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the book can do so from the office of the Somerset Standard newspaper.