CCF recently funded us for an 8-week course in which participants received deliveries of ingredients, then followed along with a video cook-along on Facebook Live.
WAC CEO Lizzie Sullivan says, “Thank you so much for the Cornwall Emergency Appeal funding. With the £3,000 that you sent us we have run 8 workshops, where we are getting the ingredients and the recipes delivered to families and households in our locality. Some of the families are very vulnerable and it’s heartening to hear how grateful they are to have the contact, the food and the activities. An unexpected positive change was how, almost every member of the family got involved with the cooking when initially one member of a family expressed a desire to join in.”
Helen is pictured with Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Col Edward Bolitho OBE (left) and Glyn Williams of Cornwall Council (right)
At an awards ceremony held at the Eden Project last Thursday, WAC volunteer Helen Balmont was commended by Volunteer Cornwall for the impact her work has had on our organisation over the past year.
Helen came to WAC as a participant on one of our Who Dares Works courses, and loved us so much that she never left! She now works as a valued volunteer in the kitchen, sharing her skills and knowledge. She leads others and is an invaluable member of the WAC team. We count her as a friend as well as a colleague.
The recognition Helen received from Volunteer Cornwall was well-deserved, but it only served to confirm we at WAC already knew: She is a superstar.
Helen poses with her fellow volunteers at the Eden Project
Emma’s fabulous menu included crostini with smoked mackerel pate and pickled cucumber, chili beef and smoked cheddar empanadas, cold Spanish meats and olives, Manchego and membrillo, Albondigas with a spicy tomato sauce, chicken and chorizo skewers with aioli, mushroom aranncini and patatas bravas. As if that wasn’t enough, it was all washed down with mock sangria and finished off with choux buns in a chilli chocolate dipping sauce.
All these wonderful carers were so deserving of a special treat, and we hope we did them proud.