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Published on June 25th, 2018 | by The GC Team

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Good causes rewarded by Stoves

Winners of the latest Stoves Community Kitchens campaign have been announced by the cooking brand following the reopening of entries earlier this year.

The £10,000 campaign, which aims to help local community projects and has been running since 2015, saw applications “flood in” from across the UK and more 5,000 votes cast by the public.

The first prize of £5,000 worth of cooking appliances went to Kentish Town City Farm in Camden, London, which uses a ‘field to fork model’ to help people living in the city to connect with animals, nature and the environment. Kentish Town City Farm also provides an extensive educational programme to schools, therapeutic riding for people with special needs and farm-related activities to local children and families. 

Dunbar-based charity The Ridge’s Sunny Soups (pictured), which provides free soups to the local community when food budgets are tight, and gives volunteers employment skills, came second, winning £3,000 worth of appliances. And in third place, receiving £2,000 worth of appliances, was St. Helens-based community project Ashtons Greens Community Allotments, which supports a number of community initiatives. 

Jane Rylands of Stoves’ parent company Glen Dimplex Home Appliances said: “We fully believe that the heart of the home – and the community – is the kitchen and so we are thrilled to be supporting theses fantastic causes and putting something back into the community.”

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