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Hollywood Actor Michael Sheen supports Velindre Cancer Centre’s Cookbook

Welsh born Hollywood actor Michael Sheen has written the foreword of a new charity cookbook raising money for Velindre Cancer Center in Cardiff.

Velindre NHS Trust have developed a cookbook in partnership with patients and families of their favourite recipes, focusing on positive memories of treats, meals and celebrations.

The book also has the support of 9 Wales based Chefs, including award winning and Michelin star restaurants. The recipes have been tried and tested by the students from the Nant Resturant at Coleg Y Cymoedd Nantgarw Campus.

Velindre Cancer Centre’s Patron, comedian Rhod Gilbert helped reach out to Michael and ask for his support.

Michael response was:

“I heard about the work of Velindre from Rhod Gilbert and given my accolade as winner of Celebrity Bake Off what could be better than to endorse a cook book! I have seen the impact cancer has on the lives of individuals and their families and anything we can do to make the battle that little bit easier is surely a good thing. The Velindre Cancer Centre cookbook idea is such a great idea and I hope it reminds families not only of the many great memories they’ve had together, but gives them an opportunity to create many more. “

Velindre’s Equality Manager and Project Lead Ceri Harris said she was “thrilled to have Michael Sheen on board. Michael has been such a wonderful supporter of the NHS and advocate for many charities. This will mean so much to patients and families”

The Cookbook will go on sale on the 5th July for £10, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. It will beavailable at Velindre Cancer Centre, several independent bookshops and via Velindre Patient Cook Book Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Velindre-Patient-Cookbook-Food-Memories-that-make-you-smile-213117176135909/

All proceeds will go to Velindre Fundraising. To reserve a copy of the book email Velindrecookbook@wales.nhs.uk