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Rural Stirling Housing Association cooks up a cash boost for MasterChef tenant

Lisa has been raising money to fight bone cancer through the Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of a young teenager called Frank who fought against the disease but died in 2019.

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Rural Stirling Housing Association has served up a mini cash boost for charity thanks to one of its talented tenants. Lisa Addison displayed her culinary skills recently as a contestant on the BBC TV programme MasterChef.

The mum-of-four from Killearn – always a keen cook – found inspiration to explore new recipes and honed her passion for cooking during lockdown, which she turned to when covid restrictions stopped her from running her cleaning company.

Now the housing association, which this week called Lisa “inspirational,” has topped up her fundraising efforts for charity. She has already raised £2,310.

Lisa has been raising money to fight bone cancer through the Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of a young teenager called Frank who fought against the disease but died in 2019.

Announcing a £100 donation from RSHA, Chief Executive Donna Birrell said: “We are deeply impressed by what Lisa has achieved not just in securing an appearance on MasterChef but on her remarkable fundraising work for charity. Rural Stirling Housing Association is delighted to top up her ongoing fundraising and we are delighted by Lisa’s TV success.”

Following her TV appearance, Lisa is now launching her own pizza and food delivery business known as Lisa@home.

Thanking RSHA for the donation Lisa said the housing association had been “hugely supportive.”

She said: “I’m now doing food demos and involved in talks about supper clubs at local venues. All I hope to do is encourage people and I want kids to look at me and know that anything is possible. I was very lucky to have been chosen to go on the show. I’m absolutely proof anything is possible if you take the risk and work hard.”

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