FORMER chef Scott Lancaster is cooking up a banquet of a fund-raising challenge.
The aspiring marketing student is aiming to raise £10,000 for 10 charities by the time he graduates from university in 2017.
Scott, pictured, from Sunderland, is leaping into his charity work with a high-flying sky dive at Peterlee Parachute Centre in May.
The 22-year-old, who works part-time at Linden Hall hotel in Northumberland, has applied for places on marketing degrees at Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds universities, and hopes to start his degree next September.
The Newcastle College student has worked at restaurants around the UK and recently moved back to Fulwell from Nottingham.
He said: “I am planning to do the jump wearing a Batman costume to add a slight comical twist – and to take my mind off jumping out of a plane.
“I’ve always liked the whole Batman thing and I went out dressed as Batman for my 22nd birthday.”
He added: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, so it’s a good excuse to do it.”
His first chosen charity is the Rainbow Trust, which provides support to families with terminally-ill children.
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/Scott-Lancaster1.
As well as accepting donations online, Scott is also asking Wearside stores for donations, so he can put together a hamper and raffle it off at Christmas.