Environment: Apples for Charity
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A local resident is looking for donations of surplus apples from back gardens
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A local resident is looking for donations of surplus apples from back gardens in West Ewell and Ruxley. Graham uses these apples in pies and preserves to raise money for Hope for Children. What we love best about this fundraising attempt is that It limits the amount of edible food which is thrown away and that our council tax money isn’t being used to dispose of them.
Hope for Children
Hope for Children is a small charity based in Riga, Latvia which seeks to assist destitute families and school-age children. Day centres provide respite from severe deprivation before and after school with full-time education seen as imperative. Please see their website www.hope.lv for details and newsletters.
How the Money is Raised
Graham stores some of the Apples from Sept to April whilst pulping and freezing the others. The apples are then used in a variety of products including, pies, preserves, jams, chutneys, marmalades, cakes, pies etc. These are then sold at community centres, clubs, group meetings, fetes, fairs and special events – usually 2 a week. We have been doing this for 20 years. We have a charity account ( CEC Latvia Project) and then send funds to Latvia at regular intervals.
How to donate
Graham is happy to arrange to pick apples when they are ripe. To arrange collection please email Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.