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Congleton resident cooking up a storm

10 November 2015
Kirstie with her partner Shaun Giltrap

A Congleton resident has learned new cookery skills through the Jubilee Club at New Life Church.

Donation of £1,000

Kirstie Forster, who has been a resident with Sanctuary for six years, has been a visitor of the Club at New Life Church, where Sanctuary Group has donated £1,000 to fund cookery and employability clubs.

Culinary skills

27-year-old Kirstie, who was signposted to the Jubilee Club at a local food bank, has learned valuable culinary skills at the cookery group and she can now cook a range of tasty homemade dishes.

Today, Kirstie has graduated from the cookery club and has a whole repertoire of tasty dishes up her sleeve. Kirstie said: “I feel like my life has really changed. Being able to think up my own menus is a really big deal to me, and it’s thanks to the cookery group at the Jubilee Club.”

Sanctuary’s housing officer Zenab Hussain said: “We are delighted to hear about the success of the club and Kirstie’s progress. Our funding underlines our commitment to supporting community-led projects and residents in developing skills and accessing training opportunities in order to enter into, and sustain, employment.”  

Will Spendilow, project leader of the Jubilee Club at New Life Church, added: “We are all really proud of Kirstie and she’s a living example of how the Jubilee Club really can help residents turn their lives around and support them to achieve their ambitions.”

All local residents are welcome to come along to Jubilee Club groups, which are free to attend. They run every Tuesday at New Life Church, Danesford Community Centre, West Road, Congleton CW12 4EY, during term-time only, from 10am-12.30pm with the employability group running in the afternoons 12.30-3.30pm.

For more information contact Will Spendilow by emailing will.spendilow@nlchurch.org.uk or call New Life Church 01260 297961.

The Jubilee Club is part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.