I can’t believe I won the raffle to become the sponsor on the front of the home shirt for this season. I’d like to thank my mum and dad, my wife and of course my dog. Without their support none of this would be possible. I’d also like to thank the club for being so welcoming and open to me. I’m going to have to let this sink in for a few days, I won’t let it go to my head though and will return next season the same old me..........
Actually it’s quite a thing to have won. Rather than putting my Supporters club www.berwickranger.co.uk on the front I’ve asked www.northernsoulkitchen.co.uk of Berwick if they would like it and they were delighted to accept. They are a community kitchen opening up in Berwick in the next couple of months. It’s a good initiative and I’m happy to support them.
Here’s a brief description of what they are about but please visit their website for more information.
Northern Soul Kitchen are opening a collaborative community space in which we take unsold, yet edible food from supermarkets, local shops and households to create affordable and balanced meals for all.
The food is offered on a Pay-As-You-Feel (PAYF) basis meaning people can pay what they think the food is worth, donate whatever amount they can afford or even volunteer their time and skills to pay for a meal - all have their value.
In this way, the café will be a place for everyone. We think everyone should have access to healthy food and a friendly environment in which to enjoy it.
We will also be offering workshops where people can learn more about reducing food waste in their own homes and how to get the most out of shopping on a budget. In this way, we will empower and educate people within the community to reduce their own food waste and help to destigmatise intercepted food.
We want this space to be a community hub for statutory and third sector organisations where they can achieve their own aims and objectives.
So, our café will tackle the following issues:
- food waste in the local area
- food poverty and instability
- social isolation and integration
- a lack of understanding about food and nutrition