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Sue cooks up recipe book to boost charities
AN INSPIRATIONAL cancer sufferer with only months to live has struck on the perfect recipe to raise cash for charity.
Sue Iveson has already sold 200 copies of her cookery book Family Favourites from the Dales and Beyond.
“I had the surgery, I had the chemotherapy and it wasn’t doing any good, so I decided I wanted to make the best of what time I had,” said the 59-year-old from Hawes.
Sue suffers from sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and has been told by doctors that she will not see another birthday.
Despite the devastating prog-nosis, she was determined to be positive and raise money for research into cancer and charities that ease patients’ suffering.
With the help of friends, she held a pie and peas supper in Hawes in May, raising more than £5,000. And it was then that a friend suggested she used her love of cooking – which she used to teach – to produce a book.
Sue, who runs a television and audio shop with her husband Roger, said: “You’re sitting there and you’re full of booze and you think, ‘Yeah, I’ll do a recipe book – no problem’. I said to all our friends, family and customers what I was doing and asked them to help.
“Now we’ve got all sorts of recipes and for most of them you don’t need any fancy ingredients.”
In total, 120 recipes were put forward for inclusion.
The first 200 copies of the book were printed by Sue’s brother Nigel Jackson, who works in the publishing industry. They proved so popular that another 1,000 have been ordered.
Proceeds from the book will go to four charities – Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Yorkshire Can-cer Centre, in Leeds, Herriot Hos-pice Homecare, in Northallerton, and Sarcoma UK.
To order a copy of the cookery book, send a cheque made payable to JR and SA Iveson for £9, plus £1.50 postage and packaging, to JR Iveson, Main Street, Hawes, DL8 3QL. Copies are also available in several shops in Hawes, including The Mulberry Bush.