CUMBRIANS are being urged to take part in Diabetes UK's first ever Fakeaway Feb.

The charity is challenging people to swap processed foods for healthier, homecooked meals throughout the month of February, raising money for diabetes research.

The scheme aims to get people to try new recipes and think homemade – whether you’re a stranger to the kitchen, or a regular meal prepper.

Those who sign up will be welcomed into an online community, where fellow participants can share tips, tricks, and cooking hacks. There is also a FakeAway Feb Toolkit where you can download a free meal planner.

Participants will be entered into the leaderboard where they can track progress against others, and if they raise over £35 by the end of February, they’ll also receive their very own Diabetes UK wooden spoon.

Clare Howarth, Head of the North of England at Diabetes UK, said: “This February, keep up the new year motivation with Diabetes UK’s first ever FakeAway Feb. By signing up, you’ll commit to a month where you ditch the takeaways in favour of delicious home-cooked alternatives.

“FakeAway Feb is a fantastic opportunity to discover new recipes, connect with our community, and save some pennies – all while raising money for vital diabetes research.

“If you’re living in Cumbria, sign up to FakeAway Feb today, and kickstart your journey to a healthier you.”

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