League backs Seaton healthy food sessions

League trustees Carol Rowe and Rachel mason presenting the cheque to HALFF chef Ian Simpson and Co-o

League trustees Carol Rowe and Rachel mason presenting the cheque to HALFF chef Ian Simpson and Co-ordinator Laura O’Rouke, with the participants of the Seaton Cooking for One session. Picture: LYCIA MOORE. - Credit: Archant

Hospital Friends provide £7,000 to fund courses run by HALFF

Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends is increasing its financial support for the work of healthy eating charity HALFF.

It is backing the Axminster-based group’s ‘Seaton Heart Hub’ for a further year and is also funding its ‘Seaton Cooking for One’ demonstrations.

HALFF provides cooking demonstrations to help people of all ages develop the essential life skills needed to cook delicious, healthy, well balanced meals, whether they live on their own or have a family.

Its team of experts also works with people who may be suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease to help them to learn to cook and eat appropriately.

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Laura O’Rourke, coordinator of HALFF said: “The participants are thrilled that the League is continuing to fund the sessions and are looking forward to being able to meet up to learn about healthy food, nutrition, cooking hints and tips and having fun in an informal, relaxed environment. Ian, our cook, is so entertaining, as well as giving recipe ideas and different ways of preparing food”.

The projects, costing £3,500 each to run, are taking place at Marshlands Centre, in Harbour Road, Seaton.

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The Seaton Heart Hub is on the fourth Friday of every month, with the next session being on August 24 and the Seaton Cooking for One sessions take place every fourth Tuesday of the month, with the next one on Tuesday August 28.

Both of these start at 11am and those taking part get to taste the food at the end of the session.

All are welcome to attend. The sessions are free of charge, although a donation would be appreciated.

Carol Rowe, League of Friends trustee said: “The league are pleased to support community projects, such as HALFF, that help improve people’s health and well-being within our community.”

For more information about HALFF and the demonstrations that the group offers, people should contact Hannah on 01297 631782.

For information on Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends, please contact Lycia Moore at the League office on 01297 20143.

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