Made In Hackney Fights Hunger with First Ever Veg Dash Fundraiser!

On Saturday October 15th, plant-based community cookery school, and charity Made In Hackney will be unleashing teams of runners dressed as fruits and vegetables around Hackney in their first ever fundraising Veg Dash event!

The ‘dash’ aims to raise £20,000 to provide 10,000 meals this winter for households struggling to afford nourishing food during the cost of living crisis.

Billed as a fun, family friendly event – participants ‘dash’ to ten different fruit and veg themed stops and take fruity photographic evidence. An accessible event – participants can run, walk, roll or even jump on public transport dressed in their veggie finest to complete the route.

Watch fruits and veg dash around Hackney

Watch fruits and veg dash around Hackney!

The school encourages everyone to get involved – (it’s not too late to sign up) – but if you’re feeling more couch potato than runner bean, you can support by making a donation and, if you snap a two-footed aubergine on your block next week, tag on socials using #VEGDASH to share MIH’s fruity antics.

Want to fight hunger and see a bunch of fruit and veg dashing through Hackney? Yes! Support our dashers by making a donation on the Veg Dash donation page.

Want to join the fun as a solo dasher or with a team? There’s still time – and incredible prizes to be won for best fruit and veg costumes, the team that fundraises the most, and funniest selfies!

To sign up, visit the Made In Hackney website: Blog | Made In Hackney

Made In Hackney Veg Dash

Made In Hackney – Veg Dash

For further information, please contact:
Pamela Daniels
E: / M: 07904974794
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About Made in Hackney

Made in Hackney launched in 2012 as the UK’s first fully vegan community cookery school and charity. The school collaborates with communities to showcase and develop skills, knowledge and inspiration to grow, cook and eat more plants.

Their programmes have positively evolved the eating habits of a staggering 400,000 people. In 2020 they launched the community meal service to provide emergency food support during the pandemic. They have since cooked and delivered over 144,000 meals.

Fruit will Fly

Fruit will Fly!

Mission Statement

Made In Hackney believes in a world where everyone has access to enough nutritious food of their preference; where plant-based eating is the norm, not the exception; and equitable food systems support healthy ecosystems that allow people, the planet and animals to thrive.

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Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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