Ready, steady, cook - for SmartMove

Come Dine for SmartMove. Diana Green, Geoffrey Green, Neil McDonald, Victoria Wilkins, Janet Conway, Janice Arkulisz and Dorothy Saville.

Come Dine for SmartMove. Diana Green, Geoffrey Green, Neil McDonald, Victoria Wilkins, Janet Conway, Janice Arkulisz and Dorothy Saville.

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Come Dine for SmartMove is officially underway. Calderdale residents are getting creative in the kitchen and cooking up culinary creations - all in the name of charity.

And it’s still not too late to host your own ‘come dine’ style dinner party - visit www.calderdalesmartmove.org.uk/comedine for recipes, dinner theme, invite and menu templates.

Dean Clough Cooking School chef Paul Johnson has created four inspiring recipes which are available on the Courier website.

The charitable cooking campaign commenced yesterday and succulent smells are expected to last across Calderdale throughout the first half of the campaign until October 25.

SmartMove support worker Janice Arkulisz and her husband are hosting a Spanish tapas themed ‘come dine’ evening for eight friends.

She said: “We’ll be having Gypsy Kings playing, sangria, chorizo bean stew patatas bravas, meatballs and more.

“If you said to me, ‘would you prefer to do your bit for charity by runing a 10k run or sit around a table with friends, socialising and eating’? I know what I’m doing.”

SmartMove chief executive Stuart Rumney said: “Around 40 dinner parties have been confirmed, we’re hoping lots more people will read this and decide to get creative in the kitchen and invite friends round- all for a good cause.”

The second serving of the campaign, which hopes to raise £25,000 for the charity which assists homeless and vulnerably housed individuals and families find accommodation and provides other services, runs from October 26 - November 10.

This half of the campaign will also allow you to ‘have your cake and eat it’ - as you feel good about dining out knowing that Calderdale restaurants and pubs are donating £1 for every dining party.