Epic Repic Reporter

This month: Suzanne Doggett, administrative assistant at Stenton Primary School, one of the competition winners.

We are so happy and grateful to have won the competition! At the school we have a farm to fork project which encourages the children to grow their own vegetables, so increasing our cooking facilities is the perfect way to support the program.

We requested an electric oven to support the farm to fork program by demonstrating how the veg can be cooked. For example apples grown in a local orchard have been picked by the children and made into apple pies.

Our healthy living curriculum is important to us and the electric oven is now an integral part of that. We often cook produce and invite parents and people in the local community to sample our cooking!

Earlier this year we launched our Powering Communities competition giving community groups across the UK the chance to win £500 to spend on electricals. We had loads of great entries and thought we’d share some of the winners’ stories with you.

To enter the groups had to tell us what electrical product would really make a difference to them and their organisation.

We had some brilliant entries, so it was tough to pick out our seven winners.

After lots of deliberation we awarded £500 to the good causes below who spent their money on electricals that would really benefit their group.

These included:
• ‘Care, Share and Give’ bought a washing machine to clean clothes to re-donate
•  Fyne Futures purchased a dryer to help with their furniture reuse business
•  Gavin’s Mill Fair Trade Café chose a fridge to help keep their homemade baking fresh

•  Keith Scout Group bought a fridge and a microwave to help with events held at their scout hall
• Stenton Primary School opted for cooking equipment to help make food for their farm to fork program
•  Dudley Children in Care council bought a tablet to help with note taking
•  Shining Stars ASN Theatre School selected sensory light equipment to help their children who are deaf or visually impaired

Huge congratulations to all the winners - we hope the new electrical goods continue to make a positive impact.

This competition encouraged people to think about recycling their old electricals, and we hope you will do the same!