A Cystic Fibrosis survivor who lives in Battersea has kickstarted her crowdfunding campaign to raise more than £50,000 to create a cookbook.

Pippa Kent, 28, had a double lung transplant last year and wants to compile a cookbook for people who have dietary restrictions, caused by taking immune suppressant medication.

Recipes in 'Now What Can I Eat' are also tailored for people who have had an organ transplant, undergone chemotherapy, or have illnesses such as Crohns and Arthritis, Pippa says.

Pippa, who works in press relations at the Department for Education, began crowdfunding on Friday, March 30, almost a year since she had the transplant on Friday, April 14.

Pippa said: “The Now What Can I Eat journey and the attempt to make the cookbook a reality through fundraising has been a huge part of my recovery. I wanted to do something worthwhile, to ensure that I made the most of my second chance and the ultimate gift given to me by my donor. I hope, in the creation of the book, that I will be able to help many more people by making eating, something almost everyone takes for granted, one less thing to worry about when immune suppressed.”

At just two-years-old Pippa was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis but lived a relatively healthy childhood and apart from medication, her life was no different to anyone else’s.

However, Pippa’s condition deteriorated and her symptoms became more prominent, which initially meant regular courses of IV antibiotics.

Pippa had to have regular hospital stays and went on the transplant list in November 2016.

After a successful transplant, ten minutes after she woke up, she wrote her mum a note saying ‘I want some lunch’.

Pippa, who suffered from post-transplant lymphoma, was presented with a food list by a dietician at the hospital. She was shocked, with the foods she couldn’t eat including rare meat, blue cheese and eggs.

The danger from eating certain food is food poisoning, making it hard for the body to receive the medication it requires.

And as a self-confessed foodie, Pippa was in horror at the food restrictions and started searching online for what she could eat.

This spurred Pippa to create a cookbook for people who take immune suppression medication and have dietary restrictions.

Previously working in PR in the food industry, she got in touch with chef contacts and received an overwhelmingly positive response, inspiring her to contact more chefs through the social media app Instagram.

The book will be crammed full of one hundred recipes, from chefs such as Gizzie Erskine, Paul Ainsworth, Tony Banks, restaurants including Leon, Burger and Lobster, Honey and Co, and well known foodies Tess Ward, Alice Living and Lili Villi.

It is being published by Relish but Pippa needs to raise more than £50,000 for the publication to go ahead.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Brompton Hospital, South Kensington and Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire.

The crowdfunding will end on Sunday, May 20, on Pippa’s 29th Birthday.

To donate visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/nowwhatcanieat