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£1,060raised of £1,500 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,060 to help fund student cooking equipment in our school

    Ham Green, Pill, Bristol
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st November 2017

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    I am an ex-chef now teaching children how to cook within a Bristol secondary school. It has been a shock to me how little the majority of young people know about cooking and how poor their eating habits are. Our school is committed to improving this through education and experience but we are woefully short of basic kitchen utensils in our food teaching room. Our school budget has been slashed and teachers are left to 'make do'. This is impacting on the well-being of our young people....the chefs, teachers, doctors, nurses etc. of the future. Please help us address this.



    • Paul Mingo-West10 months ago
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      10 months ago

      Amazing news. We have broken the £1,000 mark following a generous donation from Charlie Bigham's, producer of fine quality meals,who have recently opened a state of the art facility in Dulcote, close to where I live. I have been at this fundraising for a long time now and I have to end in November, so if anyone is reading this who has not yet donated, please do so now, if you can. Thanks to all.

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    • Paul Mingo-West1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Here is some more great news. We have received a generous donation of £250 from the Portishead Rotary Club. President John Sleight visited the food room at St Katherine's for himself and met with some of our wonderful young people. We are close to a thousand pounds now and this has been achieved from only 17 supporters, so please, if you have not yet donated, help us in whatever way you can. If you cannot help financially just share my posts and leave a message of support on this page. Every little helps!

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    • Paul Mingo-West1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Well. My updates may have stopped over the summer holiday but my fundraising efforts did not. I approached various groups and organisations and the lovely people at Nisbets Catering Equipment in Bristol donated an amazing £300. Thank you so much. I hope to update again soon with more good news about a large donation. If you follow The Leaf at Ham Green and have not yet donated to help keep us going, please read my posts and give whatever little you can.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/27/2017 11:49 AM



    • Charlie Bigham's

      Charlie Bigham's

      Oct 24, 2017

      Great work Paul, get creating lots of delicious food!


    • Richard Bonfield

      Richard Bonfield

      Oct 7, 2017

      Pleased to support and see young people achieve their potential


    • Anonymous


      Oct 4, 2017

      "Your speech at last week's dinner was inspiring and this is such a worth cause. It is our pleasure to support your good work."John Sleight - President


    • Denise Mace

      Denise Mace

      Oct 1, 2017

      Thank you for your efforts to better equip the cookery classrooms. My son, Nathan is really enjoying your hospitality class.


    • Nisbets in the Community

      Nisbets in the Community

      Sep 1, 2017

      Good luck with the project.


    • David Billington

      David Billington

      Jul 20, 2017

      St.Katherine's should be proud of this splendid facility for student training and community value. Keep up the good work.This is a contribution from the Crockerne Men's group.


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      Jul 19, 2017


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    Paul Mingo-West

    Paul Mingo-West

    Ham Green, Pill, Bristol

    I am an ex-chef with 30 years experience in the catering industry. I now teach children to cook in a secondary school. I am passionate about good food and healthy eating but I have been shocked by how many young people cannot cook. My desire is to address this in some small way.

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