KidsCan was founded in Salford just over ten years ago, by the University's Professor Alan McGown, to specifically research children's cancer. Since then it's enhanced young people's lives by helping to develop better treatments.
Now celebs are supporting KidsCan's fundraising, and this week the charity launched StarBites – a £1 e-book full of recipes and advice to reduce stress and maintain a healthy living standard. Little Hulton's Corrie star, Catherine Tyldesley, has donated her Monkfish in Parma Ham and Asparagus recipe.
Alongside Catherine's healthy gastro dish are Henry Holland's Spaghetti Bolognese; Andrea McLean's 'My Mum's Fix Everything Soup'; Lisa Riley's Tofu Thai Green Curry; Glynis Barber's Prawn Stir Fry; Emma Forbes' Fridge Salad; Ross King's Sausage, Mash and Beans; Kolo Toure's Salmon Risotto with Lemon and Lime Drizzle; Nick Grimshaw's Beef Bourguignon; and Christopher Biggins' Beef Wellington with all the Veg.
The recipes are supplemented with healthy eating and stress busting advice from tv's nutritional biochemist, Jeannette Jackson…
"There can be nothing more stressful in life than finding out your child has cancer, and the first thing to drop off your priority list, is eating well" she says "With the help of our ten celebrities, we compiled StarBites, which provides tasty, healthy meals that also work to reduce stress levels.
"Each and every one of us experiences stress at different periods in our lives, and at differing levels; it does not distinguish and it can be a difficult cycle to break" she adds "StarBites includes some of my top tips to reducing stress levels through simple adaptations to your diet."
StarBites is available to download from www.jeannettejackson.com priced at £1 with all funds going to KidsCan Children's Cancer Research.
For more information on KidsCan see www.kidscan.org.uk or call 0161 295 3864.