FRUIT DAY SUCCESS!
We held our 12th Annual Fruit Day on Saturday 17th September 2022! With the weather on our side, stalls and entertainment aplenty, and lots of people coming through the doors, it was set to be a great success.
We had stalls brimming with jams, cakes, jellies, marmalades, and chutneys, all made using the surplus fruit picked locally by our fabulous Fruit Pickers, and made by our volunteer bakers and chefs. Thank you to all those involved in stocking our stalls! And thank you also to all those who BOUGHT these lovely treats. Because of you, we raised the most ever to date since Abundance Wimbledon began in 2011 - much of which will be distributed amongst various local charities.
Check out our photos from this year's event to relive the happy day, or for those who are new to Abundance Wimbledon, for a flavour of what Fruit Day is!
Credit: Paul Gapper Photography
At Abundance Wimbledon, we rely on volunteers to do the good work we do, and we are always looking for more enthusiastic helpers to join our wonderful community.
Our volunteering opportunities typically run from July to September and include:
If you are interested, please get in touch here.
2022 CHARITABLE DONATIONS
We are delighted to confirm that Abundance Wimbledon has distributed £2,100 from last year’s Fruit Day proceeds among the following local charities:
All of the above do very important work for our local community and we are glad to be able to support them so that they may continue to do so.
2022 JAM MASTERCLASSES
Back by popular demand was Sue's Jam-making Masterclass. Two sessions were held at the end of May, and a further one in August under the watchful eye and wisdom of Sue, and fellow jam-maker professionals Di and Robin.
The Masterclass sessions involved start to finish hands-on tuition on how to made 3x different types of delicious homemade jam: Apple & Blackberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, and Abundance Wimbledon's bestseller at Fruit Day, Somerset Jam. Not only were the sessions highly informative, but they were also a great opportunity to meet others within our community who share a passion for cooking, learning new skills, and the aim to reduce food waste by turning surplus fruit into something useful and highly scrumptious!
If you missed out and would like to register your interest in attending a future Masterclass, click here.
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