A group of Bathurst breast cancer survivors is currently in the process of putting together a cookbook to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW.
The cookbook, entitled Bathurst on a Plate, is scheduled for release on Mother's Day next year, and will tell the stories of women involved with Bathurst Beaters through a shared love of food.
Bathurst Beaters member Noorjehan Merchant said the cookbook will provide inspirational messages for people battling cancer, along with a number of interesting recipes.
"There's around 15 women involved with Bathurst Beaters, and everyone has made a valuable contribution," Ms Merchant said.
"We often share recipes with each other during our meetings, so we thought a cookbook would be a great way to raise funds for ongoing research into cancer treatment."
Ms Merchant, who is currently undergoing her second bout of treatment for breast cancer, said it's important to maintain a positive frame of mind throughout the battle.
"Hope is the most important virtue to maintain when it comes to beating cancer," she said.
"It's also vital to surround yourself with a positive group of people,as cancer treatment can be quite an isolating process."
There's around 15 women involved with Bathurst Beaters, and everyone has made a valuable contribution.Noorjehan Merchant
Fellow Bathurst Beaters member Janelle Gervasoni said Ms Merchant has been the main driver behind the cookbook and that a whole chapter will be dedicated to her unique Pakistanti recipes.
"It has been Ms Merchant's dream to make this cookbook a reality," Ms Gervasoni said.
Bathurst Beaters is currently looking for sponsors and donations to assist with publication of the cookbook.
To contact Bathurst Beaters, email email@example.com or visit the group's Facebook page.