Vegan community cookery school, Made In Hackney, launch crowdfunding campaign to raise £85,000

Read Time:   |  16th October 2017

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Made In Hackney, an award winning eco-community kitchen and cookery school have launched a crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise £85,000. The campaign has been created to secure its future and enable the charity to continue to enable 10,000 people to lead healthier, happier lives over the next 5 years.

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Award-winning community cookery school Made in Hackney have launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising £85,000. The money will be used to secure the future of the school so that they can continue to educate people on how to lead healthier, happier lives.

Rewards for donations 

The crowdfunder has been supported by food and business community across London with great rewards on offer for donations. Incentives include meals for two in London restaurants, foraging walks, cookery classes, supper club tickets and divine well-being retreats.

Photo: Tanya Harris

Media praise for the school 

Since launching in 2012, Made In Hackney has been praised in high profile media such as Jamie, Vogue, The Observer and Vegetarian Living. And that’s where it gets really interesting. The cookery school has a local, seasonal, organic (when possible), 100% plant-based food policy. Radical stuff.

Made In Hackney have achieved acclaim by offering healthy eating focused cookery and food growing classes to groups in need including young people leaving care, low income families, people with long term health problems, recovering addicts and people with learning difficulties.

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Speaking on the launch of the crowdfunder Sarah Bentley, the kitchens founder says:

“We teach people how to cook and eat food that is not just good for their health – but also the health of the planet. Everyone knows we need to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed foods, sugar and meat – but most people don’t know where to start. Many don’t even know how to cook from scratch at all and especially how to prepare vegetables in an exciting, tasty way. That’s where we come in.”


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