Cycling-themed five-course dinner served at college raises money for cancer charity

A five-course fundraising dinner has been put on by catering students at Stratford-upon-Avon College to help rehabilitate children fighting cancer.

Catering students and their lecturer, cycling enthusiast Dave Saul, themed the dinner around the Race Across America challenge, which sees cyclists ride through 12 states.

Dishes on offer at the event, hosted at the college’s Academy Restaurant, were influenced by Virginia, California, Arizona and Maryland, all featured in the cycling challenge, which lecturer Mr Saul will take part in this year as a chef and driver for competitors.

Money raised from the meal will go to the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer, which helps young cancer sufferers regain their physical fitness and confidence by providing them with bikes, adapted trikes and tandems.

“As a parent, I can’t imagine anything worse than having one of your children diagnosed with cancer. I’m immensely proud of the students for getting behind the project with such enthusiasm and dedication,” Mr Saul said.

It isn’t the first time the college’s catering team has teamed up with the charity, after they put on a Tour-De-France themed meal last year.