West Dorset MP, Chris Loder visited the volunteers at Sherborne Community Kitchen today to say a big thank you for all the hard work they have put in to help the most vulnerable in Sherborne throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Jill Warburton, the founder of Sherborne Community Kitchen was on hand to show Mr Loder the process of how the lunches were created and delivered to the community on the kitchens first birthday. Strict Social distancing measures were observed at all times.
Sherborne Preparatory School, Operation Red Dragon - "Friends around the Globe" challenge raises money for Sherborne Community Kitchen!
At the end of November, 'The Friends of Sherborne Preparatory School' set off on a virtual challenge of 32,400 miles to visit 'Friends Around the Globe'. Visiting Doha, Singapore, Auckland and Tianjin, China we were able to hold virtual assemblies with our friends and learn about our amazing planet on the way. By logging our walks, runs, cycles, swims, rows and even skiing our amazing Team has propelled our schools Red Dragon across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the heat of the Australian outback and the bitter Siberian Winter. In the coming week our intrepid Red Dragon will be coming home after a phenomenal journey without a plane, train or automobile in sight!
Please help us raise £324, 1p/mile, for the amazing Sherborne Community Kitchen who have done such an incredible job looking after our local community in these difficult times.
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Stephen Fisher - Team Operation Red Dragon
Sherborne Community Kitchen pays tribute to all volunteers who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteers throughout Sherborne have stepped up to the challenge to support their local community through charities such as Sherborne Area Community Kindness, the Sherborne food bank and of course Sherborne Community Kitchen..
Providing vital support to some of Sherborne’s most vulnerable residents, volunteers provide services including delivering shopping, providing food parcels, collecting medication, preparing fresh, locally sourced meal deliveries and doorstep chats to help with loneliness.
Jill Warburton, founder of Sherborne Community Kitchen comments, “I have been amazed at the level of commitment, dedication and selflessness shown by all the volunteers who have played such a huge part in the smooth operation of Sherborne Community Kitchen. From cooking the delicious food, taking food orders and delivering the lunches to our appreciative customers, these men and women have stepped up and offered their time to help our communities through a very tough and difficult year. I would like to thank them all on behalf of the residents of Sherborne and the surrounding villages– our response to this pandemic would not have succeeded without them. We are enormously grateful to each and every volunteer for the time and energy they have given to support our community.
I encourage anyone who would like to volunteer to sign up. Although the Prime Minister has set out the roadmap for ending lockdown restrictions, many people may still be nervous about going out, but we are all in this together and we will get through this by supporting each other.”
Florence, a nine year old flutist who played her flute in Sherborne Town Centre to raise money for our charity, met a few of the volunteers of Sherborne Community Kitchen and received a big thank you for her efforts in raising £200. Socially distanced and wearing masks, our volunteers provided Florence with a bunch of flowers and chocolates to say a very big thank you for her efforts.
We are sending Valentine's day love and best wishes to our customers along with their lunches this weekend. Our customers will receive a lovely bunch of daffodils, kindly donated by the team at Waitrose, Sherborne, a slice of cake and a hand made Valentine's day card, made lovingly by the students at Sherborne Preparatory School. A big thank you goes to Annie, Zoe (Pictured) and all the pupils.
Everyone needs a bit of encouragement and kindness, especially the hard working dedicated staff of the Yeatman Hospital. The Yeatman is an important part of our community. Please help us support them. Please send them a virtual Valentine and let them know how much the local community appreciates their work. Click here to send your virtual Valentine's message.
A young, talented flutist, Florence from Sherborne raised £200 for Sherborne Community Kitchen over the Christmas holidays by playing to the local residents in Sherborne's Cheap Street. Florence's proud mother commented, "I have to say, I was blown away by the kindness of all the passing shoppers. They stopped, clapped, took pictures and said what a worthwhile cause she was raising funds for. They were so generous". We are also so proud of Florence and her very kind contribution. Thank you so much Florence for thinking of us and for making such as wonderful donation to help us with our continued work we do to help the vulnerable in Sherborne and the surrounding areas.
We are noticing an increase in the number of vulnerable in Sherborne and the surrounding areas contacting us for our FREE 2 course daily lunches. To help us fund our work, we are now reaching out to those in Sherborne who would like to make a donation to our cause. To make it easier to donate, we have setup a JustGiving page to make your donation pledge easier. To donate just visit the page https://www.justgiving.com/sherborne-communitykitchen