Abbeycroft Leisure - Reducing Isolation with Food

by Frank Carn-Pryor in Bury St. Edmunds, England, United Kingdom

Abbeycroft Leisure - Reducing Isolation with Food

Total raised £60

raised so far



Reducing Isolation with Food - is a Bury St Edmunds based community project aimed a providing food and support to anyone living alone.

by Frank Carn-Pryor in Bury St. Edmunds, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 14th May 2021 we'd raised £60 with 2 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Reducing Isolation with Food

Following on from the success of our Bury St Edmunds festive food project we realised how great the need is for support for individuals living alone. 

Working with our referral partners, donors and other organisations we have put together a project to continue that support for individuals with a hot meal and an opportunity for a chat with a friendly face. 

West Suffolk College  are offering their kitchens and students to help prepare heat at home meals, using fresh food donated and gifted to the project. Abbeycroft Leisure will coordinate the programme as well as providing opportunities for social activity sessions as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Working with our food bank and community partners we will identify individuals and fortnightly deliver food to them using volunteers. During these visits we hope those living alone will not only receive a delicious meal to heat at home, but also have a chat to help combat the isolation. 

* Combating isolation with regular face to face visits from volunteers

* Helping with healthy eating though the provision of delicious heat at home meals

* Introducing alternative physical and social activity through Abbeycroft Leisure.

* Reducing food waste by collecting and utilising left over and surplus food coordinating with farmers, supermarkets and foodbanks. 

* Creating a contact point for referring to other supportive services 


This project offered rewards

£75 or more

Dinner for 2 at Edmunds Restaurant

3 Course dinner for 2 on any Thursday night at Edmunds Restaurant. Depending on opening and availability.

£10 or more

£10 to gift a hot meal to someone living alone

£10 will provide a hot meal delivered an individual living in Bury St Edmunds who is isolated or living alone.

£30 or more

£30 Reward - 1 x Childs Adventure Day Space

1 space on our kids Adventure Days during any school holiday until September 2021. Children must be aged 8-12 years

£100 or more

£125 Reward 5 x Childs Adventure Day Spaces

5 spaces on our kids Adventure Days during any school holiday until September 2021. Children must be aged 8-12 years

£150 or more

Signed Picture of Usain Bolt

Signed framed picture of Usain Bolt

£600 or more

£600 Reward - Climbing Wall day

Climbing wall day - we can being the climbing wall to your home, business or any open space. Suitable for both children and adults, our 7.4m (24ft) mobile climbing wall. Any day until 30th September 2021 depending on availability.

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