Edible Rotherhithe launches new fundraising campaign

Katherine Johnston (25 November, 2019) Community

Community group helps teach children about sustainable and healthy food

33490Surrey Square food growers

Edible Rotherhithe has launched a fundraising campaign to start a new year-long project at Surrey Square School.

Edible Rotherhithe has worked for the last three years with young people at schools across Southwark and older people at Age UK’s Yalding Centre to help them learn more about healthy food, nutrition and the environment while helping build their confidence and gain new skills. The community group hopes to raise £26,000.

“By hitting the funding target, we can operate five after-school workshops each week for one year, reaching at least 100 individual children”, said Christina Wheatley.

This month Christina was named Volunteer of the Year 2019 at this month’s Southwark Stars Awards for her work at Edible Rotherhithe.

The group hopes to also run special whole school assemblies, and put on events and performances around food growing, the environment and arts and crafts through their links with London Dreamtime storytelling, The Really Big Pants Theatre and former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins.

To make your pledge, visit www.spacehive.com/food-growing-arts

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