‘Success’ served-up in culinary campaign

Chief executive of Calderdale SmartMove Stuart Rumney, organior of Come Dine in for SmartMove, with staff at Calderdale SmartMove, Halifax.
Chief executive of Calderdale SmartMove Stuart Rumney, organior of Come Dine in for SmartMove, with staff at Calderdale SmartMove, Halifax.

The month-long campaign that cooked-up cash for a Calderdale homeless charity

The culinary campaign was SmartMove’s first public facing initiative which raised the charity’s profile and purse.

In the first half of the campaign Calderdale residents were asked to host a ‘Come Dine’ style dinner party for Smart Move - with guests donating £10 per head to the charity - which was matched by Local Giving.

The second half of the campaign involved participating restaurants donation £1 for every party seated between October 26 - November 10.

Reflecting on the campaign SmartMove chief executive said: “The campaign was a great success. It raised our public profile - it wasn’t just about raising much needed money - it was also about people getting to know about the work we do. Thank you to everyone who got behind the campaign.”

Mr Rumney said he would like to thank those who have offered goods to the charity, on behalf of SmartMove clients.

On the last day, November 10, a ‘Zumbathon’ was organised by Mandy Kennedy, pictured, for people who over-indulged in the campaign to shake-off the calories - raising £360 for SmartMove.

To date the campaign has raised around £6,000.