Cancer-survivor chef raises cash for a cause close to her heart

Rhiannon Worsfold is raising money for teens:)unite (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150428-092210008
Rhiannon Worsfold is raising money for teens:)unite (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150428-092210008

A cancer-survivor chef who was praised by a TV celebrity is fundraising for a cause close to her heart.

David Walliams complimented 22-year-old Rhiannon Worsfold’s dishes during the filming of Britain’s Got Talent 2015.

Rhiannon, of Alpha Road, West Green, said Strong Flavours, which catered for the ITV talent show, received positive feedback from Walliams on its Asian-style coleslaw wraps in March.

Rhiannon and her partner Aaron Stanley, 22, will take on a 350km charity cycle in Cuba in October. She wants to raise £7,000 for Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, which she said made her believe in her future again when she was 15.

The couple have organised a charity football match in Three Bridges Football Club at noon on May 10. Kick off will be 2pm. Rhiannon, who said patisserie was her speciality, will hold a bake sale on the day.

Rhiannon went to Hazelwick School. She underwent chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 14.

She lost her hair because of the treatment and missed Year 10.

Her cancer went into remission that year. She received support from the charity and went back to school in Year 11. Rhiannon passed her GCSEs and became a chef after training at Central Sussex College Crawley.

She said Teens Unite was very close to her heart.

She went to events it put on for teenagers who had survived cancer and were able to understand her ordeal.

She said: “You feel really comfortable because a lot of the teenagers have gone know what you’ve gone through.”

She met celebrities including Ollie Murs and Ferne Cotton through the charity.

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