Kidney Research UK has published a special cookbook, containing recipes from some of the nation’s favourite celebrities, to help fund research into kidney disease.

Longstanding corporate sponsors L&F Jones produced the book in aid of the Charity, with employees from both organisations submitting recipes to accompany those from stars such as Phillip Schofield, Carol Vorderman, Adrian Chiles and even Sir Cliff Richard.

The cookbook, which contains 100 mouth-watering dishes, is available to buy through Kidney Research UK’s new online shop, with all proceeds going to fund further research into the treatment and prevention of kidney disease.

Latest figures show around 50,000 people in the UK underwent some form of treatment for kidney failure in 2010, while around 7,000 are currently awaiting a kidney transplant as a result of the condition.

Among the many celebrities that have contributed to the book is musician Phil Collins, who supplied a recipe for a special blend of tea: “I drank this tea before and during my concerts and when recording, as I found it very good for my throat,” explained Phil. “Munchie, my drum technician, made it for me and put it in a flask to keep it hot. It’s also very good for the immune system.”

Peter Storey, a director at Kidney Research UK, said: "We’re extremely pleased with how the cookbook has turned out and are overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from big-name celebs, like Phil.

“Kidney disease is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK and can affect anyone, regardless of age or previous good health. It’s therefore hugely important we continue our research and we hope people will support us by buying the book.”

Despite the growing public health threat posed by kidney disease, Kidney Research UK is currently only able to fund one in five of all prospective research projects aimed at combating the illness.

Click here to order your copy of Kidney Research UK’s cookbook now!

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