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The grandmother of a girl who died from a brain tumour has published her third cookery book to raise money for medical research.

Mrs Marilyn Membery (60) of Williams Lane, Fernwood, who has already raised thousands of pounds, has compiled 15 vegetarian recipes in Green Recipes For A Pink Girl, By Megan’s Granny.

Her granddaughter, Megan Leach, a pupil at Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham, died just before her fifth birthday in 2003.

The new book was produced and printed by Miss Jan Wright, one of Mrs Membery’s friends and a member of Charles Street Methodist Church.

The £2 paperback has a picture of Megan on the front. It is available in Newark from Boyes, Stray’s Books and The Craft Room. The book features a story about Megan with each of the 15 recipes and various pictures.

Money raised will go to the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Nottingham.

Mrs Membery, who is a vegetarian, said the cookery book helped to share memories of Megan with other people.

“Cooking is something I really enjoy and Megan used to enjoy baking with me,” she said.

“This keeps Megan in my memories and it makes other people know about her.”

Mrs Membery sold at least 2,000 copies of her first recipe book, Food For Thought; Recipes From Megan’s Granny, at the time her granddaughter was undergoing brain surgery at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

She lived at Louth in Lincolnshire and moved to Newark to be near her daughter, Mrs Lisa Leach, of Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, after Megan’s death.

In 2005, Mrs Membery published her second book called Sweet Memories; Recipes From Megan’s Granny.


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