HOPING charity and Breckenholme team members.

The team at Breckenholme has announced fundraising plans for its new charity.

We’re excited to share the news that we will be partnering with HOPING (Helping Other People In Need Group) York Street Kitchen this year and hope to raise valuable funds for the charity that prepares and distributes meals for people in food poverty.
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Our co-founder Adam Palmer said: “This year we invited our team to decide on our charity of the year. Each team member was asked to nominate their favourite Yorkshire charity, and then we asked them to vote. The clear winner was HOPING and it was selected by our stock controller, Gemma Caley, who heard about the charity’s great work from a friend who volunteers for them.

“We’re pleased to be able to help HOPING feed York’s people in need. Our fundraising begins on 8th June when a group of us will do a sponsored walk from Thixendale to Hunmanby. This will be followed by the launch of a limited-edition Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil Lemon and Caper Dressing at the Great Yorkshire Show in July and other activities throughout the year. The cost of running the kitchen is around £300 per week, so the more money we can raise, the better.”

Our team of 20 is also planning more events to raise money and has set up a Just Giving page for donations.

Jayne Venables, HOPING Trustee, welcomes our support: “These are tough times for everyone so we warmly appreciate every penny the lovely Breckenholme team raises. We help people on the edge, without homes or struggling to work, pay rising bills and feed their children so this funding makes a vital difference to their lives.”

HOPING was established seven years ago and became a registered charity in July 2023. It is a team of people who cook wholesome and tasty food outside King’s Manor every Sunday afternoon. Staffed entirely by 40 volunteers, the team provides around 300 two-course meals each Sunday to 70 to 100+ diners and also delivers food parcels to struggling families mid-week.

L – R Liz Fisher, Gemma Caley and Helen Meadows