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Feeding London With Compassion – guest post by Lindsey Solomons of taste2taste

We are living in unprecedented times. I have heard and read those words so many times over the last few months. My Mum said in March that the Covid-19 pandemic will bring out the best in some, the worst in others. One such positive story is Compassion London, a charity set up in March 2020 by Leon Aarts. Leon is a chef and motivational speaker with many years experience working in the Hospitality Industry. He woke up one day worried about the number of people that would be impacted by the pandemic and lockdown. Leon’s vision was that no person should go to bed hungry, without a decent hot meal. Leon had previously set up Calais Kitchen cooking and supporting the refugees in Northern France. His experiences in France  meant he knew what would be needed to set up something to feed London’s vulnerable communities. Within 3 days of coming up with the idea Leon had formed the charity and posted on Facebook asking for donations. There are lots of Ingredients and produce that often go to waste, that the Food Industry can’t utilise for various reasons. He also sought monetary donations, packaging and mostly importantly volunteers.

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NHS Hero Song Covid-19 help support

Simon Gross and celeb friends got together and made a single to help raise funds for the NHS called Hero Song Covid-19 which can be purchased via Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music and iTunes for 99p.

Simon Gross says

“The word celebrity goes to the NHS for they are now the celebrities as they stand out for all their hard work”

Simon and the others got involved as they are all truly passionate about the NHS and plus these are some of the heart warming reasons why they wanted to get involved.

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Spooktacular fundraising night – The Mortlock’s Halloween 2018

For the past ten years I and my husband Jason have decorated our house up for Halloween to give the children in the area a frightfully good scary night.

However over the past five years we decided to also help fund raise money for charities.  This year we helped to raise funds for The Maypole Project.

The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project aims to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs and disabilities and to support their family members as well as others who are affected by their suffering and in certain cases, bereavement.

They aim to educate, support and preserve the mental and physical well-being of carers and professionals working with such families and help them with issues of loss and bereavement. Continue reading

Waste not want not – Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

Hotpoint brings to London for three days Fresh Thinking Cafe.  It was officially opened by Jamie Oliver on 9 October with the pop up being in East London till 11 October

Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

What is it about?

Hotpoint popped up with this pop up as they want to make people rethink differently about the forgotten foods in their kitchen and being creative and cooking with any leftovers rather than binning. Continue reading

Chips, chips and more chips – Poutinerie by Air Canada

Poutinerie by Air Canada has popped up again this year but this time at Old Spitafileds Market as they want to give Londoners a taste of what Air Canada offers, and what better way than serving Canadian’s national dish poutine with proceeds going towards Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Last year when they popped up they sold over 2,133 poutine dishes and helped raise £39,000 with proceeds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity whom they are fundraising again for.

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