ACE attends opening of Wiggly Worm community Kitchen

12 December 2018
- Ace News
Cathy Wilcox and Sarah-Jayne Law represent ACE at the official launch

Wiggly Worm is the charity that ACE has supported for the last 3 years. On Wednesday 5th December, ACE Council Members Cathy Wilcox and Sarah-Jayne Law were honoured to have been asked to represent ACE at the launch of the Wiggly Worm community kitchen in Gloucester.

Sarah-Jayne reports:

“The very well-equipped multi station kitchen has been built in the building already occupied by Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, who run a shop and craft room for social activities, skill development, training courses, and employment support.  

The kitchen has 9 cooking stations, each with a sink, a hob and oven, work surface, pots, pans and chopping boards, donated by ACE.  

The Kingfisher Treasure Seekers are a similar charity to Wiggly Worm, working with people of all ages that have learning difficulties, mental health issues, people in recovery, and parents who are struggling.

It was clear that by pooling the resources of both charities, they could touch more lives, and they have entered into a

partnership to build the kitchen facility.

We met several service users, one of which is Ben who made us all a vegan curry for lunch.  

The Lord and Lady Mayor of Gloucester, and a representative from the Police Commissioner’s office also attended.”

Cathy adds:

“It was humbling to see the result of the money we’ve raised for this amazing charity.  The people they help usually ‘slip through the net’ and the joy that they take in being able to take part in the cooking linked with the Kingfisher treasure seekers activities is so worthwhile (we both got a bit emotional!)”

Blog written by
Jane Brocklebank
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