‘The Cook Book’ – Michel Roux Jnr gives his seal of approval to The Cook Book in aid of the Tree of Hope Charity

‘The Cook Book’ – Michel Roux Jnr gives his seal of approval to The Cook Book in aid of the Tree of Hope Charity


Excitement is building for The Cook Book Sevenoaks/Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells. This will celebrate many of the chefs and local restaurants in West Kent and feature an abundance of recipes for you to try from your favourite eateries in the area. Many local businesses signed up to be in the book from the outset, with others following shortly afterwards.

Children’s charity Tree of Hope are pulling this book together and have already gained the support of Kent born celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr. who is firmly behind the book and has offered to write the forward.

Michel Roux Jr. comments: “As a boy born in Kent, I champion this book and the wonderful stories it tells. As a chef, I cannot express enough how important local producers are and how each one should be celebrated. The work that Tree of Hope does is so crucial for children and families across the nation and it is hugely important that we all continue to support them”.

As well as gaining the support of Michel Roux Jr. for the book, Tree of Hope has also welcomed the services of well-known designer Dan Smith who has designed the vibrant front and back covers for the book. He is responsible for designing the runaway success BOSH and was recently behind Jodi Picoult’s campaign and has designed covers for John Grisham.

The Cook Book will be published on November 1st in conjunction with independent cook book specialists Meze Publishing. There is sure to be a large demand for the book, so to be sure to get your very own limited edition copy you can pre-order the book by visiting:


Gill Gibb, CEO at Tree of Hope comments: “We are overwhelmed by the support we have received for The Cook Book from local businesses and the local community and can’t wait to see the final copies once they are printed. There is a real sense of pride in the book from everyone involved. We also want to say a special thank you to Michel Roux Jr. and Dan Smith for wanting to be part of this book. Your contributions have made it extra special and one to stand out from the rest.”

All profits from the book will raise funds for Tree of Hope to enable them to help more sick and disabled children get the treatment and therapies they need

About Tree of Hope

To find out more about the work of Tree of Hope please visit www.treeofhope.org.ukTree of Hope was founded in 1992 in Bexhill by Corinne Gardner, who wanted to help two local children with rare diseases to have a better quality of life through operations and treatments not available on the NHS. She did so by raising funds with their families. We are now a national charity supporting more than 800 sick and disabled children to have operations, therapies and specialist equipment that are not available through the NHS or social healthcare. We provide support to families to set up their own fundraising campaigns for life-changing treatments and help them raise to over £2m every year. We offer each family an online platform for fundraising, advice and guidance, and support throughout their campaign.


Tree of Hope is a registered children’s charity which receives no grants or donations from local or central government. All money raised to help our families comes from fundraising efforts from the public, companies and community groups, and donations from individuals, towards each family’s campaign and to cover the costs of running the charity, which is based in Tonbridge, Kent.