As London’s largest holiday provision provider, we know that food insecurity affects young people in complex and detrimental ways. We also know that young people are not always able to take advantage of holiday provision. In response to the unique demands of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kitchen Social created ‘Take & Make’ – an innovative way
Boot Camp Run raises over £7,000
On 30 June the GLA Running Club and the Midnight Runners hosted the inaugural Mayor’s Fund 10k Boot-Camp Run, sponsored by the LaLiT London. Runners raised more than £7,000 in support of ‘Kitchen Social’ which aims to tackle young Londoners’ growing social isolation and hunger outside of term time. Thank you to all those who took part.
The 400 runners, wearing bright pink and blue t-shirts, were joined by Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement. The route snaked along the Thames with runners performing ‘Russian twists’ to music, under the amused (and bemused) gazes of cheering Londoners and tourists. We even helped a wedding couple celebrate their special day!
We started outside City Hall at about 7.45pm and ran towards Lambeth Palace with stops under Southwark Bridge and the London Eye. We then looped back alongside the river, paused at the Tate Modern for some push ups and then crossed the Millenium Bridge for a final run on the northern side of the river towards Tower Bridge and then City Hall. After a supposedly final exercise stop before the Tower of London, we were stopped by Providence when Tower Bridge opened to let a cruise boat go by. This unexpected break gave everyone a boost before the final sprint to City Hall.
The boot camp run was great fun and a great opportunity to push physical limits.
With thanks to our good friends at the Hilton Tower Bridge who hosted the registration, bag drop and post run party.
Our next running event is Midnight to Midnight on 30 September.
Over 149,000 meals delivered through our summer programme
Food insecurity and social isolation has become a reality for even more families in London due to the devastating economic impact of COVID-19. Our Summer of Food and Fun holiday provision programme, delivered in partnership with Lambeth and Southwark Councils and funded by the Department for Education, aimed to tackle these issues head on. Through
Announcing our competition winners!
To celebrate Lambeth and Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun coming to an end we launched a competition for young people to show us the fun activities they got up to over the summer. We had some amazing entries, but there could only be three winners! One of our winners was Prince, who sent in