Healthy cooking for all the family at new classes

Community Stuff cooking SUS-140310-115952001
Community Stuff cooking SUS-140310-115952001

A cookery course for families is to re-start at Devonshire Children’s Centre.

Community Stuff runs cookery courses for families. The classes were on hold while Denvonshire Children’s Centre underwent repairs after a flood but will be back on October 14.

Community Stuff cooking SUS-140310-120011001

Community Stuff cooking SUS-140310-120011001

The Cookery Stuff classes have been running since July at the Charlie’s YMCA but from the middle of October will be at both venues every Tuesday from 3.15pm to 5.30pm.

Clare Hackney-Ring set up Community Stuff and says the family cookery workshops are much-needed and popular.

She said, “We all cook together and eat together at the end.

“We provide all the ingredients and there is a charge of 50p per family.

“There is a free crèche for the little ones and the older children can do some cookery too. The mothers cook the main meal for the family and then everyone sits down together at the end.”

The aim is to teach families how to cook healthy dishes and to teach those who already know how to cook to use seasonal ingredients.

She said, “We have mothers and children coming from all over the world and they like to use it as a chance to practice their English.

“We also have grandparents coming after they have picked the kids up from school and we have seen more teenage mums recently which is brilliant.”

Clare says the group is popular and she and the volunteers are looking forward to running two groups in tandem from October 14.

Clare said, “We are really looking forward to getting back in the children’s centre and are hoping for an influx of families.”

Community Stuff is currently working with Eastbourne Food Bank and Chances to Change.

Chances to Change is funding Community Stuff’s cookery book and helping them to put on courses for the people who use the food bank.

The courses are not yet up and running but Claire and the volunteers are looking forward to expanding the project.