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Through fundraising, Prism is supporting Cheshire Learning Partnership to teach people how to cook wholesome inexpensive family meals and get healthier.
14 years ago the Cheshire Learning Partnership set up with the goal of teaching people basic IT and pre-employment skills. Fast forward to today and they’ve helped thousands of people to gain new skills and qualifications, and support them with realising their own goals through their course ‘Cooking from Scratch’.
The course offers people a chance to learn how to cook a new meal each week, carry out meal planning, write shopping lists on a budget and gain/improve knowledge relating to food hygiene. Having initially secured Skills Agency Funding as a sub-contractor for Cheshire East Lifelong Learning to launch the course, it quickly became oversubscribed and they needed another injection of money to enable them to grow and reach more people. Turning to Prism for help, Prism held a fundraising Christmas party called ‘Winter Wonderland’ raising £3,500 for the course.
Adele Cook, Managing Director at The Cheshire Learning Partnership said:
“Without Prism’s continued support the growth and development of the course wouldn’t be where it is today. 140 families have benefited from our ‘Cooking from Scratch’ course to date where students have created over 3,000 delicious meals. Food is a daily staple and to know that we’ve helped someone cook a homemade meal from scratch for their family or introduce them to a food they’ve never tasted before is hugely satisfying. We’re helping people to think about what they’re eating and cooking for themselves and their families, to choose better ingredients to cook with, make wiser food choices and by default live a healthier lifestyle. As long as the course is in demand, then we’ll be here to run it and find the funding to make it happen. Without companies like Prism none of this would be possible”.