On Saturday 31st August, members of the Amersham Road Cooking Club (ARCC) took part in the estate community fun day. This year the fun day was organised by the Caversham Children’s Fund, a resident-run bi-weekly fun club for children aged 6-11. Hundreds of people attended over the course of the afternoon, so it was a great opportunity to introduce people to the cooking club.

ARCC were involved in two ways. Firstly, through cooking over 200 burgers and sausages on the BBQ provided by North Reading Youth Service who operate (like us) out of the Youth and Community Centre. Secondly, through the provision of a quiet tent (though it was located near the disco!) in which people were invited to think about things they were sorry for, wanted to say thankyou for, and also people they wished to remember/pray for by taking part in various activities. We saw a steady stream of people across our two venues throughout the afternoon and many good and encouraging conversations were had.

So we now look forward to welcoming a greater number of children (and adults) to our next cooking club on Sunday 15 September at 4 pm when we will pick up the theme of Harvest. To make it a truly local affair, we will be digging up and cooking potatoes from the youth and community centre garden to be included in our harvest hotpot! Please do keep us in your prayers as we seek to be and share good news with families on the estate.

Jeremy Tear

ARCC August 2013 1ARCC August 2013 2