The two social enterprises of Leeds Cookery School and Yorkshire More are now sharing a home at Gipton Fire Station.
Yorkshire More donates its profits to mental health projects in Leeds. The enterprise has the help of 20 volunteers who have for four years made jams and chutneys to raise funds. Originally, funding came from Ideas That Change Lives and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board.
Leeds Cookery School is known as the cookery school with a conscience, and with its team at the helm, Yorkshire More will shortly resume cooking sessions and continue trading across Yorkshire.
Yorkshire More founder Meirav Sasson said “With a top of the range teaching kitchen, located at the heart of a lively community support centre, this is the perfect home for Yorkshire More. We are thrilled to have found such a fitting home for our enterprise and hope that our loyal customers and volunteers will embrace this growth move, a fruit of their hard work and dedication to Yorkshire More. I would like to personally thank Yorkshire More existing board of directors Alex Serr, Linda Casper, Judith Black and Joanne Harris for being the heart and soul of this journey.”
Zest’s Chief Executive Susie Brown added “We are delighted to be able to offer a new home to Yorkshire More. It’s a great fit with our charitable aims and objectives, and we can use the fantastic facilities at Leeds Cookery School to ensure the business continues and develops whilst supporting people with mental health issues.”
Zest helps to address health inequalities and social isolation by providing activities to improve mental, physical, social, emotional and economic wellbeing.
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