Currie Motors Toyota were delighted to present The Hanworth Centre with a cheque for £1,550 to go towards a new cookery program at the centre.
The Hanworth Centre is a vibrant, bustling and supportive youth and community centre where children and young people have fun, learn new skills and make great friends.
It is run by the local charity, Hounslow Action for Youth (HAY) who took over the building in the year 2000. Young people living in Hounslow, aged between 2 and 18, come along to take part in a big range of fun activities.
Currie Motors Twickenham approached The Hanworth Centre to see how we could get involved in helping the local community. They needed some funding for an exciting project called Ready, Steady, Cook!
These are free cookery workshops for children aged between 7 and 11 aimed to help tackle obesity levels in the local area whilst also informally educating young people on; the importance of a balanced diet, cooking skills in take on into later life and introducing meals from cultures other than their own.
We decided to apply for a grant from the Toyota Fund For A Better Tomorrow, a fund which enables Toyota and our UK dealers to provide small grants to charities, schools and community schemes. Thankfully Toyota liked the idea of Ready, Steady, Cook too and we were able to tell The Hanworth Centre the good news.
Dave Lazarus, the Centre Principal at Currie Motors Toyota Twickenham, went down to the centre to present the cheque to Debbie Hughes, the Director of HAY and also got to meet some of the young people. One young boy even said he wanted to drive a Toyota one day so we hope he comes to see us in ten years’ time once he’s old enough to drive!