Prama are appealing for more pledges to provide new kitchen equipment for our community kitchen project, through the Aviva Community Fund. Funds for building and electrical work have already been secured through the Poole BID for the community kitchen at Old Rope Walk in Hamworthy, which will be used to provide communal meals, cookery lessons and volunteering opportunities for people in the Poole area.
The Aviva community fund has been running for over four years and has helped thousands of causes to build stronger communities across the country. A fantastic £956 has already been pledged in support of the community kitchen project, but Prama need to reach the £2000 target by 21stApril to prevent losing what has been raised so far, and to receive the funding we require.
The community kitchen project aims to bring older people together through the cooking and consumption of food. Plans include soup mornings, cookery and baking days, lunch clubs and subsidised meal delivery services, as well as general events for local residents and the wider community.
Benefits include new connections being made in the community as well as the development of new skills and a healthier approach to food for older people in the area.
Chris Wakefield, Fundraiser for the Prama Foundation said:
“For some older people they may have to adapt their approach to cooking because of disability, and for others due to a change in circumstance such as a bereavement. They may not have many cooking skills because their partner undertook that role. We are grateful for those who pledge to help support our community kitchen project, which will offer support as well as cooking activities.”
To support Prama, you can make a pledge via the Aviva community fund website https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/prama-life-community-kitchen. Pledge rewards include acknowledgements on the PramaLife website and signed AFC Bournemouth shirts.