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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

All proceeds will go to Velindre Fundraising. To reserve a copy of the book email