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Student fundraiser supports Oswestry charities

Oswestry School pupils raise funds for local charities
1 Dec 2023
Written by Anna Evans
School News
Fundraisers: Meg, Harry, Katja and Ferdinand
Fundraisers: Meg, Harry, Katja and Ferdinand

A group of Oswestry School 6th form students have raised over £600 for local charities from an evening designed to highlight the issue of food poverty in modern Britain.

Pupils Meg Taylor, Katja Kuttenberger, Harry Coutts-Brittian and Ferdinand Kronberg put together a fantastic evening of film and food to raise money for Oswestry Food Bank and OsNosh. The event featured a screening of the BAFTA award winning film “i, Daniel Blake” and a selection of delicious street food by prepared and served by OsNosh. 

The pupils said: “Our event was a real success. Around 30 people attended and were all amazed by OsNosh’s vegan and absolutely wonderful food. The audience was also emotionally moved by the film “I Daniel Blake".

 “There followed a Q&A with Liz Germy from the Oswestry Food Bank and Ben Wilson from Osnosh.

“They discussed their first hand experience with people who are struggling and need help with food. Our speakers were willing to answer any questions from the audience and provided everyone with enlightening information about poverty and how to combat it. Overall, we were able to raise over 600 Pounds which will be donated to OsNosh and the Food Bank. We definitely achieved our objective of raising awareness and supporting local charities that combat poverty and suffering in Oswestry.”

OsNosh was founded in 2019 by brothers and Oswestry School alumni Ben Wilson and Tom Wilson. Their vision was to turn surplus food from local stores and suppliers into free meals and grocery boxes for people in need in Oswestry. 

OsNosh has proved a successful social enterprise and now regularly supports over 200 people. Support ranges from providing delicious Meal on Wheels, nutritious and tasty food for anyone in need, cooking lessons via their community kitchen,  and a wonderful opportunity for volunteering. 

A roof-top garden and a small allotment at the premises provides all-round seasonal produce ensuring fresh food is always available. 

For more information about this remarkable charitable enterprise, please visit the OsNosh website: OsNosh

For more information about Oswestry Food Bank, please click here: Oswestry Food Bank

 

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