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Truly scrumptious fundraising

Imogen Allen, a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Scarborough, has produced a handmade recipe book called Truly Scrumptious that has already raised £875 for Christian Aid’s work.

Imogen AllenDr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York and best-selling children’s author, G.P.Taylor contributed their favourite dishes for the book, which also contains a range of mouth-watering contributions from people in Imogen’s local community in Scarborough.


‘It's got starters, main courses, desserts and drinks, and people and cafes from all over have been really generous giving me their recipes,’ said Imogen.

And Imogen has even become a local celebrity in her own right after appearing on BBC Radio York’s Sunday breakfast show when the programme’s roving reporter visited her at home and helped to make some of the book’s delicious food live on air.

Truly Scrumptious contains 60 recipes, and here’s a taste of what you get:

  • starters and light meals, like maple and roast parsnip soup,

  • main courses, such as Spanish lamb shanks,

  • breads, including rosemary and sea salt focaccia

  • desserts, like Archbishop’s baked apples

  • and drinks, such as mango lassi

You can order your own copy of Truly Scrumptious by contacting Christian Aid’s Yorkshire regional team. The handmade book costs £3.50 (incl. p&p).

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