Come Shine with Me

Come Shine with Me

You've seen the TV show. Think you can do better?

Now is your chance to prove it while helping young adults with cancer!!

Invite your friends round for Come Shine with Me dinner and ask them to score you by donating an amount of money to Shine Cancer Support. You decide the minimum and maximum donations based on what you and your friends would normally spend on a night out.

At the end of February, everyone who hosts a dinner will be entered into a prize draw their choice of dinner for two at Coochinando’s home base or the latest Masterchef Kitchen Bible cookbook.

Sounds great, how do I get started?

Anyone can host a Come Shine with Me Dinner. Just round up some mates and invite them over for a homemade dinner.  Download our invitation that explains how it works – you’ll be asking your friends to score your dinner by making a donation to Shine. You set the donation level to match what you’d normally spend on a night out.

What should I cook?

You can cook anything you like to cheese sandwiches to steak tartar but if you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve teamed up with the amazing Mariacristina from Italian food blog Coochinando. She’s put together four menus using recipes from her blog.  The menus vary by difficulty so you can decide how adventurous you’re feeling.

Take a look at our sample menus

What do I do with the money I’ve collected?

Once you’ve collected the donations, click this link to donate them to us directly? Make sure to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we know when you’ve made your donation and we can then enter you in the draw.

Need help or need to do it another way? Let us know and we can help.

Maximise the amount you raise

  • In addition to the dinner, there are loads of other ways you can raise more money on the night. Some ideas:
  • Have your guests give additional donations to take the left overs home. If you’ve got lots of dessert left this will stop you from eating it all!
  • Bake bread or cakes for your guests to take home with them (for a donation, of course)
  • Have a raffle or auction unwanted Christmas/birthday gifts
  • Do a gaming challenge or quiz at the dinner

Bonus entries and other information

Get a bonus entry into the prize draw by having a friend run a Come Shine with Me dinner. Let us know they’re doing it and once we’ve had their donation your friend will be entered into the draw and you’ll get a bonus entry!

Raise over £200 and we’ll enter you again. That’s three chances to win!

Terms & Conditions

This prize draw has been created by Shine Cancer Support You will only be entered into the draw once you donate the funds raised. If you raise over £200, an additional entry will be made. A third entry may be made if a friend hosts a party. Winners will be selected at random Once we have confirmed you as our winner, please allow up to two weeks to receive your prize Shine Cancer Support reserves the right to cancel or change the prize and competition if necessary. Employees of Shine Cancer Support are not eligible to participate in the prize draw.

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