THE Macmillan Oncology Dietetic Team based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has written a recipe book to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The team of Macmillan Oncology Dietitians is made up of Fiona Enright, Emma Cavalier and Adrienne Doyle. They support patients requiring all kinds of nutritional advice and support after a diagnosis of cancer.

Cancer can affect a person’s ability to eat and therefore leave their nutrition compromised. Treatment for cancer often affects a patient’s appetite and leaves them feeling like they don’t want to eat, these side effects can lead to weight loss and low energy levels. The specialist team at Bradford support patients by making sure they get the essential nutrients in their diet to keep up their strength and remain as well as possible.

Fiona came up with the idea of a recipe book after it became clear that the team wouldn’t be able to hold their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning for the charity due to Covid-19 restrictions, she said:

“We came up with the idea of putting together a BTHFT Dietitians’ Charity Recipe Book. If there’s one thing dietitians know a lot about, it’s food!

“We invited our colleagues from across the Nutrition and Dietetic Service to share their favourite recipes and compiled it in our spare time with support from our wonderful Medical Illustration Department; there’s something for everyone in there, including a cheeky cocktail at the end.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the support we’ve received from colleagues, family and friends; we can’t believe the amount of money already raised and it’s still coming in.

“I think people need a little light relief and positivity now more than ever.”

Emma, who job shares with Fiona, believes that fundraising for the charity is more important than ever, she said: “As a team of Macmillan professionals, we wanted to give something back to the charity that supports us to do our job.

“The idea of the recipe book was not only to raise funds, but to raise awareness of the fact that people affected by cancer are suffering through this pandemic, we can’t afford to let cancer become the forgotten C.”

Adele Burrough is Macmillan Fundraising Manager for West Yorkshire, she said: “I’ve been blown away by the effort that our fabulous Macmillan Dietetic team and their colleagues have gone to. The book is amazing and packed full of useful recipes.

“Times are tough at the moment for everyone especially those that are living with cancer, we want to say a massive thank you to the team and everyone who has supported their fundraising, it’s true to say Macmillan have never needed the money more.”

To receive a copy of the recipe book and make a donation to Macmillan please visit the team’s fundraising page

Right now, there are around 179,000 people living with cancer across Yorkshire. When coronavirus hit, thousands of vital cancer treatments and appointments were postponed or cancelled. Macmillan have launched an appeal in Yorkshire and every donation received will stay in the region to give vital support to those who need it. To find out more and make a donation please visit, or call 0300 1000 200.