While we admire and support the Christmas campaigns that we see pop up in December, we also know that help is urgently needed all year round, each and every year. As some people pack away after the festive break, we are still here.
Our support is not limited to a food package, but it leaps beyond - we form connections, we listen and respond to everyone who steps through our doors. We open up a warm, safe, environment which aims to feel like a home away from home.
For us to continue to thrive and grow, and keep supporting as many people as possible, we are asking you to become a Friend of Cooking Champions. Even a donation of just £5-10 per month can make a HUGE impact on the lives of those who come through our doors.
Pop to our People's Fundraising page to donate, and we promise to keep you updated with how your support is making a difference. Thank you, we appreciate you! Team Cooking Champions
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Civil society groups in Enfield have repeated their calls to borough residents to ask their councillors to set up special ward forums to discuss the draft Enfield Local Plan before it is debated in full council. They are concerned in particular about plans to build on green belt land and for tall buildings in town centres, including Palmers Green. In addition, they want residents to call for the evidence that the draft plan is based on to be made available to the public.
An interim report published by the London Climate Resilience Review confirms that London and the UK are 'underprepared' for major climate impacts, including severe flooding, extreme heat and wildfires, with a 'lethal risk' to the most vulnerable communities. The review makes urgent and strategic recommendations for UK Government and London.
A new survey has revealed the shocking level of abuse and aggression shown towards women cyclists in London by other road users. The group that commissioned it, London Cycling Campaign, say this is a prime reason why, compared to men, so few women use this inexpensive and environmentally friendly method of transport.
Enfield Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds of lottery money to pay for the first phase of its project to 'unlock Broomfield Park for the community', which includes 'memorializing' Broomfield House.
On Wednesday 31st January two wonderful north London charities will be recruiting volunteers to help fight hunger. Cooking Champions are seeking people for a whole range of specialisms, while The Little Things are looking for home cooks.
Francis Sealey, chair of Enfield Climate Action Forum, suggests that local 'community hubs' like those that he helped organise in 2022 and 2023 can help overcome some of the shortcomings in the way democracy works in the UK.
The wonderful Enfield-based charity Cooking Champions never cease to amaze. In March, to mark International Women's Day, they're organising a special Inspiring Women Gala Dinner, with some very special guest chefs. And they're offering a chance for us to nominate an Inspiring Woman who'll be invited along for free.
The RSA Trust Inspiring Women Start Up Programme is aimed at empowering women in Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest, to develop their business idea and start a business. All support is FREE as it is supported by local Enfield charity The RSA Trust.
Action for Enfield's Future - a non-political consortium of Enfield-based residents and civil sector groups - are asking the borough's residents to write to their ward councillors requesting a special ward forum to discuss the draft Enfield Local Plan. In Winchmore Hill ward a meeting is already scheduled for Friday 19th January.