Maymessy secure £10K funding to continue their cookery workshops for the people we support

We are super excited to share that Maymessy have secured £10K in funding to continue their cookery workshops for the people we support.

The collaboration between Maymessy and Style Acre started in January 2022 on being awarded a very generous and supportive grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation. The grant funded 5 cookery workshops to increase healthy eating and wellness and to help people we support to make friends in January 2022.

Everyone that took part had a fantastic time and Maymessy delivered fun sessions where everyone learnt new skills and gained confidence.

Anita from Style Acre said:

It’s brilliant that they are coming, as they don’t always get involved in opportunities. It is a great opportunity for staff to learn a bit more about how they can help everyone eat healthily, and how they can involve people in cooking more too.” Anita Powell Style Acre Ways to Wellness co ordinator.

Katie, who is supported by Style Acre said:

“ I am making friends today. I know these people quite well but it is good to come out of the house we live in to cook here as we all like to cook.  I find it hard to make friends as I need to trust people and that takes a long time for me.”

Following successful crowdfunding and raising £10,000 the sessions are able to continue and will restart in September. We can’t wait!

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