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Brendoncare Clubs’ ‘Cooking for One’ project

Fun and practical cooking demonstrations for older people living on their own in Dorset and Hampshire are set to continue thanks to the support of The Sodexo Foundation.

Brendoncare Clubs’ ‘Cooking for One’ project shows how easy it is to whip up nutritious, cost-effective meals for one person. The registered charity has been running these demonstrations for the last five years within its network of more than 90 clubs and is delighted that these sessions will be able to continue thanks to the generosity of Sodexo.

The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation supports charities active in the UK or Ireland which help to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, promote healthy eating and lifestyles or support basic life skills such as cooking. The foundation recently confirmed its continued support for ‘Cooking for One’ over the next financial year. Brendoncare Clubs runs over 90 social clubs for older people. These provide fun and friendship and help to tackle the very real problems of loneliness and social isolation amongst local older people.

David Higgins is Head of Hotel Services for Brendoncare and oversees the project. He commented "These ‘Cooking for One’ sessions provide practical advice about cooking for yourself and menu tips, which help to keep people healthy. Plus they are also great fun for our club members, who get to taste a range of dishes. I’m absolutely delighted that this fantastic project will continue to run and be enjoyed by so many club members for another year."

Brendoncare’s ‘Cooking for One’ programme is run by a team of volunteers with a passion for food. The project aims to make cooking a fun activity, focusing on simple, healthy recipes and ingredients with small, easy to use packaging. The charity is currently looking for new volunteers to support the programme and anyone interested is asked to get in touch.

For more information about Brendoncare Clubs or the ‘Cooking for One’ project please contact the clubs’ team on 01962 852133.

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