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Meals in the Limelight

Meals in the Limelight

5 June 2011

The Big Finish acting community has come to the rescue of a school boy in his bid to raise funds for a life-changing trip to Borneo.

The Big Finish acting community has come to the rescue of a school boy in his bid to raise funds for a life-changing trip to Borneo.

Tom Roberts, 16, has received support from 130 stars of stage and screen including Big Finish stars Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Lisa Bowerman, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Frazer Hines and Nicholas Briggs.

They have each submitted a recipe for Tom’s book Meals in the Limelight, along with their personal thoughts on what that recipe means to each of them.

Tom, from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, who is in the middle of his GCSE's, said: “It's taken me over 18 months to create and design the cookbook and it's finally out! Stars from all over the world have kindly sent in recipes, but it is their comments that make this book so special. Some give really personal reasons for loving their recipe, while others – such as John Rhys-Davies – are simply hilarious.”

Other contributors include Doctor Who stars Catherine Tate, Karen Gillan and Bernard Cribbins, as well as, James Earl Jones (Star Wars), George Takei (Star Trek), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek), Stephen Furst (Babylon 5), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tom is raising funds, so he can take part in a month-long World Challenge expedition to Borneo this year, along with other pupils and teachers from Rickmansworth School. Built into the expedition is a range of community project work, which will include renovating and improving a children’s home for orphans and under privileged children from very poor backgrounds. All funds raised in excess of Tom’s trip costs will be donated to charities to help young people.

To find out how you can get hold of a copy of Meals in the Limelight (£14.99 inc. P&P) visit

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