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    Weʼve raised £2,210 to install vital kitchen equipment in a Brighton community cookery school #SepTenner

    Brighton, UK
    Funded on Monday, 1st October 2018

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    Story

    It’s SepTenner time!

    Thanks to the overwhelming support for our crowdfund campaign earlier this year, our vision of a Community Kitchen in Brighton is now a reality. Despite this success, owing to unforeseen circumstances, we still need a few essential items to finish off this incredible space.

    If the same number of people who donated during our crowdfund could give just £10 each, we could buy and install a much-needed commercial dishwasher, sound-proofing and washer-dryer. These items will improve the courses for those benefiting from them, and make a huge difference to the team of dedicated staff and volunteers who make this work possible.

    The story so far

    The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership opened its flagship Community Kitchen, on Queens Road, Brighton, in June this year following our Kit Out The Kitchen campaign in February. This saw an amazing £27,305 raised via crowdfunding to finish building our new cookery school - a place where everyone can experience the benefits of cooking and eating together. 

    The Community Kitchen builds on the Food Partnership's 10 years experience of teaching cookery skills and running community food activities. Since opening, we have already run dozens of cooking classes, including courses for those on low incomes and people with learning difficulties, and we have hosted community groups such as Age UK, Refugee Radio and the Carers Centre, as well as local companies and keen cooks. 

    However, owing to unforeseen circumstances, we still lack some essentials – and we know that these items will improve delivery of our courses in this incredible space, both for those benefiting from them and for those delivering them.

    Our Community Kitchen is a valuable resource. Just read what people have said:

    It's helped me think about healthy food. It's helped me emotionally getting connected to other people while I am grieving the loss of my husband. – participant on Jamie’s Ministry of Food community cookery course.

    My favourite week was last week. I loved the fishcakes. They were just right. – participant on Healthy Hearts course for people with learning disabilities.

    Great evening, entertaining and enjoyable, but informative too – participant on Authentic Italian evening workshop.

    The appeal

    In short, we need:

    * A commercial dishwasher. We now realise the benefits one of these could bring! A 5-minute wash cycle vs the 30-60 minutes of a domestic machine would mean our volunteers won't be washing up past midnight after evening classes. We currently wash all dishes by hand. Remaining cost - £2,000

    * (A washer-dryer. This was one of the items cut from our wish list after asbestos was discovered during the Kitchen’s build, leading to unexpected extra expenditure. Kitchen staff are currently taking home huge piles of dirty aprons and dish towels. Cost - £500) - NOW REMOVED FROM THE TOTAL as this has been donated by Infinity Foods - THANK YOU!

    * Sound-proofing. Our kitchen is spacious, with lovely high ceilings, but this can cause issues with sound reverberation which particularly impact on more vulnerable participants. A few simple modifications (eg sound panels) could make a massive difference. Cost - £400 (if we raise over £2k, all funds will go towards these improvements)

    Our SepTenner campaign could ensure our autumn courses start with these crucial items in place.

    Please donate £10 (or more if you can!) before 30 September. 

    Please share your support on social media using #SepTenner and @btnkitchen. Share a photo of yourself with a ten-pound note to be entered into our competition for a free cookery class place. Social media is a proven way to increase donations!

    With many thanks

    The team at BHFP

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    • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership3 months ago
      Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

      Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

      3 months ago

      Our #SepTenner campaign has come to an end with an incredible grand total of £2,458 (including offline cash donations) Plus a washer-dryer donated by Infinity Foods! We will now be able to purchase that vital dishwasher (can you hear our volunteers cheering??) and improve issues with sound reverberation which particularly impact on our more vulnerable participants. We couldn't have done it without support from you to help us reach the goal! We're definitely starting October with a spring in our step. Big Community Kitchen love to you all ❤❤❤

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    • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership3 months ago
      Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

      Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

      3 months ago

      Thank you for all the lovely comments and donations for #SepTenner. We've had some wonderful news today - Infinity Foods have donated a washer-dryer for the Community Kitchen! (as well as a Kenwood food processor, wow) We removed £500 from our total thanks to this generous donation. We have another fundraising cookery class this Friday with Chilli Chicks, and lots more sharing to do over the coming weeks - anything you can do to spread the word will help get us to our total! Keep that SepTenner love coming, Team Food Partnership

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    Supporters

    83

    • elona

      elona

      Sep 30, 2018

      Let's get cooking!

      £20.00

    • Alice

      Alice

      Sep 30, 2018

      A wonderful project and a fantastic evening making sushi.

      £20.00

    • Alice

      Alice

      Sep 30, 2018

      I wonderful project and a fantastic evening making sushi thank you. Alice x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 30, 2018

      £10.00

    • Peter Mullarky

      Peter Mullarky

      Sep 29, 2018

      Personally I like washing up - gazing out across my neighbours lovely back garden and musing about life as I casually clean up after cooking for two - I guess it's just not the same for you guys eh?

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 29, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 28, 2018

      £200.00

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    Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

    Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

    Brighton, UK

    We’re a non-profit organisation helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food. We believe food is more than just fuel, it brings people together and changes lives.

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