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Dean Clough Cooking School serves some support for Calderdale’s homeless

At The Cooking School, Dean Clough, from the left, David Fawcett from Christians Together Calderdale, apprentice chefs Luke Caine and Charlotte Clayton, and Rachel Shaw from The Cooking School.

At The Cooking School, Dean Clough, from the left, David Fawcett from Christians Together Calderdale, apprentice chefs Luke Caine and Charlotte Clayton, and Rachel Shaw from The Cooking School.

Dean Clough Cooking School will help Calderdale’s homeless in season of good will gesture.

Instead of sending Christmas cards, the Cooking School will cook for service users of a recently established homeless charity Inn Churches.

From January 3 - March 3, Inn Churches founded by David Fawcett, centre manager of Calderdale Food and Support Drop-In Centre, will provide night shelter for homeless and vulnerable individuals in a number of Halifax-based centres.

Throughout the two-month campaign Dean Clough apprentices and chef tutors will cook on selected evenings.

The Cooking School is asking you to cook up some support by donating food to their either of their cafes at The Viaduct, Dean Clough or Cooking School Cafe at Orangebox, Blackledge, Halifax.

Dean Clough Cooking School’s Rachel Shaw said: “Donations of food or money to buy food will be gratefully received up until Monday January 6.

“If you have any non perishable food items left over from Christmas - please donate them.”

For a shopping list of items needed go to www.thecookingschool.co.uk/christmas2013.

Ruth Robinson managing director of the charity behind The Cooking School said: “Last year we took part in feeding the homeless at the Ebenezer centre and this year we wanted to go one step further.

“Our apprentices are working hard in businesses across the region and the individuals we have in our cafes in Halifax are perfectly placed to deliver our Christmas cheer back to vulnerable people in the community.”

Inn Churches creator David Fawcett said: “Christmas is all about the spirit of giving and we want this to continue into the New Year - with public help and support we can help to feed and give shelter to vulnerable people, particularly in the cold months.”

Inn Churches are also looking for volunteers to help serve food and socialise at the Halifax centres: Salvation Army, Elim Church and the Basement Project.

Volunteers are asked to spare a few hours, from 6-9pm, for one night a week or more.

If you would like to volunteer a training session will be held at Salvation Army, Halifax, on January 15 from 7pm.

To find out more call David Fawcett on 07714458780.

 

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