Sarah and Nova Curry NightBack in 2019, Nova Mullin took on a mighty challenge and climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer, raising over £4000 for our vital research. 2 years on, and Nova is back at it again, thinking of wonderful ways to fundraise for our charity despite being in lockdown. Together with friend, Sarah May [pictured above] they cooked up a storm.

Why are you raising funds for Prevent Breast Cancer?

This month marks the “anniversary” of my surprise diagnosis of breast cancer. 7 years ago, I began my journey under the amazing care of the breast cancer team at Wythenshawe Hospital. Whilst I hope to never need the services of the great team ever again, one of course can never be so sure. As a little thank you, and to support Prevent Breast Cancer’s work into stopping 1 in 9 women developing this disease, we decided to do a fun Friday night fundraiser.

What was your fun way to fundraise?

Myself and my friend Sarah May cooked up an Indian Feast for local friends to have a Take Away from the comfort of their own homes during lockdown.

We cooked up a big batch of food, took pre-orders from our nearest and dearest, and then they came to collect their meals (at a safe distance) on a Friday night to enjoy from their homes.

On our menu we had:

  • Indian Fragrant Salad
  • Chicken Madras
  • Paneer Saag
  • Sri Lankan coconut Dhal
  • Pilau Rice
  • Homemade Sourdough Naan bread – thanks to Louise Bartlett!
  • And a delicious Orange and Almond Cake for dessert.

Initially, we priced the takeaway at £15pp, this was exceptionally good value. On our second fundraiser we decided to ask for donations and left it up to our friends to decide. We were both delighted to raise £605.

100% of the profits were donated to Prevent Breast Cancer.

What tips do you have for anyone that is inspired to take on this fundraiser?

  • Make it a team effort – Inspire a few friends who enjoy cooking to get involved and cook whatever they love.
  • Spread out the workload between you.
  • Don’t use expensive ingredients, we both decided to pay for the food so we could maximise our fundraising total.
  • We cooked for 27 friends, this is an ideal and manageable number if you’ve got a good team of chefs!
  • Have fun! All our friends were so grateful to have home cooked food made for them.
  • It doesn’t have to be Indian. Other ideas we thought of was a Moroccan Menu, Afternoon Tea and an Italian theme.

We hope this blog has inspired you to think of your very own fun fundraiser – or even give this one a go! If you would like any support, feel free to get in touch by emailing

Published On: March 22nd, 2021 /

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About Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease. Join us today and help us create a future free from breast cancer. If you have any questions or concerns, email us today.