Acton Cookery School Cash Boost

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An Acton based children's charity has received a huge cash boost.

The Kids’ Cookery School, on Gunnersbury Lane has been awarded £10,000 from water filter expert BRITA.

The money will equip the mobile kitchen van ‘KCS on Wheels’ with ingredients to run for the next year.

Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, founder of The Kids’ Cookery School said:

''The Kids’ Cookery School has been running for 14 years in response to the gap left when cooking fell off the school curriculum, which left kids lacking vital food knowledge. Those who we meet from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly in need of help. We’re thrilled with this donation from BRITA as it means we have enough to buy healthy ingredients to take KCS on the road and educate children and young people throughout London and the UK for the next year.”

Since 2000, the charity has educated 45,000 children, young people and families on how to cook and eat healthy food. The organisation’s charitable status means it can provide free and subsidised cookery classes for disadvantaged children and those with physical, learning or behavioural special needs.

Sarah Taylor, Marketing Director, BRITA, said: ''We’re excited to be able to support Fiona and the Kids’ Cookery School with this donation, which will mean many more children can benefit from learning to cook simple, healthy meals from scratch. This is key to a healthy lifestyle and BRITA is proud to support the charity in helping to give kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook, learn and have fun.”

As well as running classes from its Acton base, the charity operates a mobile kitchen which takes cookery lessons to schools and community centres throughout the UK.

BRITA’s donation will ensure that ‘KCS on Wheels’ can continue to travel across the country to educate young people in the importance of cooking healthy food.

To find out more about The Kids’ Cookery School Charity or for further details on how KCS on wheels works please visit

22nd April 2014


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