MCS partnerships project Rose Hill Community Larder has received an award from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in recognition of its “great and valuable service to the community”.
Mrs Amanda Ponsonby visited the larder on Tuesday 23 March to present project volunteers with a framed certificate. The award recognises the appreciation of the residents of Rose Hill and people of Oxfordshire for the activity and contribution in enhancing the life of the community.
Mrs Ponsonbyfirst visited the larder before Christmas, to see the incredible work the team has been doing in East Oxford.
Anne Kenyon, CSO Co-Ordinator, said of the visit: “We were honoured to receive another visit and an award from Mrs Amanda Ponsonby, herself a volunteer at her local community larder in Chipping Norton. She is a passionate supporter of our three aims – reducing food waste, making good food affordable and bringing local communities together.”
"She is a passionate supporter of our three aims - reducing food waste, making good food affordable to all and bringing local communities together."Anne Kenyon, Co-Ordinator of Community Service
Rose Hill Community Larder has grown considerably in recent months, with 80+ regular members visiting each week.
During Covid19, the project has been staffed by parent and staff volunteers, but it is hoped pupils will return as part of their CSO activity next term.
Rose Hill Community Larder runs on Tuesdays from 2.15 – 4 pm at Rose Hill Community Centre. Everybody is welcome.