Monday, 28 September 2020

Healthy Eating Week (28 September - 4 October 2020)

Healthy Eating Week is a British Nutrition Foundation initiative and the aim of the week is to bring the UK together for a dedicated week, focusing on key health messages and promoting healthy habits. 

You can click on each day above and follow the link to find out more.

Here at GTDT, we have been busy planning some new slow cooker courses that will encourage learners to try new recipes involving lots of veg and healthy eating.

Our previous L8 Slow Food course in June/July 2020 had such a fabulous response and our learners enjoyed getting to grips with using a slow cooker and were surprised with how much they enjoyed it!  

Some of their comments and pictures include:

" I have really enjoyed the course.  The best bits were trying the different recipes.  I love using the slow cooker."

"I'd like to thank you and the organisers of the course it helped me and the family so much especially after my wife lost her job early on in the pandemic we will continue to use the slow cooker and we were all surprised how many veg dishes we liked so thanks again for everything."

"My favourite so far has been the spicy carrot soup, closely followed by the lasagne. The smell of cooking during the day is almost as good as eating the meal!   The course has been a game changer for me. "
  
"I've been really enjoying the course. I think with the week-to-week recipes and the veg bags showing up, it has been a very good motivator to actually learn to make all of these :) "
          

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Friday, 25 September 2020

GTDT out and about with the Community Clothes Rail during Recycle Week

As we come to the end of Recycle Week, GTDT's Community Clothes Rail has been out and about offering support where it is very much needed

GTDT's Community Clothes Rail has continuously given donations to those that need extra support within L8 and the surrounding areas.  

We have various drop off points, from Tuebrook to the city centre, and Recycle Week has been no exception.  

GTDT are proud to say we have given over 40 bags of clothing and essentials over the past 2 weeks to the Phoenix Foundation (a mens hostel) based in Parr Street.

This week has also given GTDT the opportunity to get involved with the Picton Children's Centre once again, as we were able to take referrals and personally deliver to families within the community.

St. Bede's Church welcomes the community back

Due to COVID restrictions we haven't been able to catch up and see our partners from St. Bede's since March. It was great to hear that they had reopened their food bank which takes place every Monday morning. To complement this event we have arranged to provide hygiene packs each week (soap, antibacterial spray, toilet/ kitchen rolls and cloths) to help members of our community feel more COVID secure.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Recycle Week

As part of recycle week would like to highlight the new initiative which we have recently set up to keep in touch with people in our community who are not getting out as much due to their health and well being issues. This initiative involves a large number of  all types of books (COVID safe) that have been read, enjoyed and the reader wants to pass them on to someone else. The books have come from a variety of sources which includes those people who are part of this mobile book club who want to share their own personal favourites with the rest of the group. 

Edna." I cannot get out as much as I use to and these books have given me so much pleasure and helped pass the time. Thank you."