Famous names pen anniversary recipes

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Boxer Amir Khan, footballer Jimmy Armfield and police chief constable Steve Finnigan have all written recipes for a new cookbook to mark the 80th anniversary of Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs.

The new book contains 80 recipes from young people, staff, clubs and volunteers, as well as those who have supported the Lancaster based charity over the years.

It follows another cookbook produced in 1972 to raise money for the Preston Guild celebrations and also includes an informative history of the association, based in Meeting House Lane. Barbara Telfer, 84, a contributor to the original cook book, said she was delighted to receive her copy of the new book.

She said: “ It is really interesting to see this new version which brings back fond memories when my late husband Wally worked for the association and is a reminder of the good work the association has undertaken over the past 80 years.

“I’m looking forward to trying some of the new recipes which have a more worldwide feel and hope the book raises much needed funds for Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs.”

Lancaster resident and volunteer, Margaret Love added: “I was so pleased to have been involved in the compilation of the cookbook especially with the history, as it makes you realise how many good people have played a part in giving their time to such a worthwhile community based young peoples’ charity”.

Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the book at £10 each, should contact the Lancaster county office on 01524 65106, or email info@labgc.org.uk.

The Lancashire Association of Boys Clubs was founded in 1934 by The Earl Peel and other philanthropists, to provide an umbrella and co-ordinating organisation for community based clubs throughout Lancashire.