The Alexandra Rose Foundation
https://youtu.be/sZ6E6bBsXPI Alexandra Rose Foundation - Fruit and Veg Vouchers for Low Income Families This was my introduction to this fantastic charity, that I'm so excited to be starting some really exciting work with. I spent the day at Brixton market seeing the huge difference these Fruit and Vegetable vouchers made to so many families. This lovely Mum told me she never gave her little daughter fresh anything before finding out about the vouchers as she couldn't afford to. But now it's all changed. Watch this little vid and just think how much difference a few pounds could make to these families. Your money will directly translate to their kids' fresh food. It's as simple as that. Childhood obesity is rising at a terrifying rate, and lack of real, whole foods due to low incomes is one of the HUGE reasons. Any amount from you would make such a huge difference to them. It's so heart-breaking to think how many small children growing up so nearby that just don't have the chance to eat basic staples like these.
£12.40 is enough vouchers to keep a mother and child in fresh fruit and vegetables from her local market for a whole month.There are so many children's charities around and I wanted to find one that I could really make a difference to. As often seems to happen, the amazing people at the Alexandra Rose Foundation suddenly appeared, and asked me if I would work with them. When I found out the incredible and life-changing work they do to get fresh fruit and vegetables to families that would not otherwise be able to afford it, I couldn't wait to get started. Currently working in Brixton market, their Vouchers are given to low income families, who can then exchange them for fresh fruit and vegetables at the market. Here is some more info from the Foundation: Introducing: The Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project
- Tackling food poverty and supporting healthy eating
- Giving families the spending power and skills for a healthy start
- Supporting local markets