A COOKERY book published in memory of an 18-year-old who died of cancer has helped raise a record amount for the Pickering branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Scott Robinson, a promising trainee chef at Selby College, died of testicular cancer in 2010.

The first book sold out, so a second book was commissioned, paid for by various sponsors led by wheat grain distillery Sedacol UK. Local restaurants, hotels, celebrity chefs, as well as Selby College students have contributed Yorkshire recipes.

Contributors include Janet Franks, from the Moors Inn, at Appleton-le-Moors, Rob Porter, from the Green Room, at Scarborough, plus celebrity chefs Brian Turner, Rosemary Shrager and Adam Pearson, from Claridges.

Ken Chadwick, chairman of the Pickering branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research, said they had raised a record £1,214 at a collection held at the town’s Co-Op, which was helped by sales of the cook book.

“We are so grateful to the staff and customers at the Co-op for their support and generosity,” he said.

“The book, published in memory of Scott Robinson, someone with his whole life in front of him, highlights the need for vigilance in identifying and finding cures for this dreadful cancer in young men.”

Copies of All The Best From Yorkshire are available from Television House, in Pickering, or by phoning 01751 476354. It is priced £5 and all the money raised will go towards finding cures for cancer.

Last year, Yorkshire Cancer Research raised £4.2m which will go towards funding research into various cancers.

The Pickering committee’s next major fundraising event will be their annual house-to-house collection in March, throughout Pickering and the surrounding villages.

If you would like to help, or make a donation to Yorkshire Cancer Research, phone 01751 476354 or 475760.