GIRLFRIENDS and wives of Manchester Storm's ice hockey team have made their own cookbook to raise cash for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

The book, that will feature recipes from all of Storm's players and coaching staff is spearheaded by Emily O’Neill, girlfriend of Nate Fleming, and Lauren Pitt, wife of Scott Pitt.

Emma Finnerty, wife of head coach Ryan Finnerty is also involved in the making. She said: "The idea behind the cookbook came up while brainstorming of how we as a group could help giving back to the community.

"As the team already have a great relationship with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital it just seemed like a natural choice. The project in itself was really fun to do and all the guys were really good sports providing us with their favourite recipes from around the world.

"Our vision is for this is to continue each and every season benefitting local charities and we are therefore creating the 'Lady Storm' to identify the group. For this project we urge everyone to purchase a cookbook from us to raise as much money as possible for the ill children being treated at the RMC Hospital".

The cookbook will only be able pre-order in front of the skate hire at Altrincham Ice Dome in Oakfield Road up until the end of the match against the Cardiff Devils on Saturday February 24. The cost of the book is £12 or £15 signed.

The clubs marketing and community manager, Simon Bailey, said: "This year, the Storm have been more heavily involved in the community than ever before. We’ve of course held our famous #PinkTheRink night for The Christie, a teddy bear toss for Key103’s Mission Christmas, on Valentine's Day we hosted a #BloodDonation night in support of NHS Blood and Transplant. Now we’re further expanding on the connection between the club and the RMCH following the players visit prior to Christmas, handing out goodies for the children, and with this cookbook.

"The girlfriends, partners, and wives of the players have really done a fantastic job in organizing and growing this link, and all credit must be given to them for pulling it off."

The Charity exists to enhance the experience of the 260,000 children cared for by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital every year.

Joel Oxberry corporate fundraising manager at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity said: "This is a brilliant fundraising idea and we are very grateful to everyone at Storm for choosing to support our hospital in this way.

"The money raised from the cookbook will make a big difference to the poorly children treated at our hospital, so we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to add a fantastic cookbook to their collection whilst raising valuable funds for our charity."