Christmas came early to Beachfields this year with Sheppey Matters and the Community Chef holding a day of celebration, music, eating and fun. Project Manager and Chef, Mike Spackman and his team of chefs spent the day cooking up edible treats and snacks with a Spanish flavour. On Friday’s menu, freshly cooked Paella spanish style and delicious churros in chocloate sauce were on offer. Over at the Macmillan stall, handmade cakes and muffins were available.
The weather seemed out of season and the rain stayed away as over 300 people-families and children attended the event across the day. Little ones were entertained with fun on the bouncy castle, facepainting from Fabtastic Faces and a chance to come up and close with animals and insects from Creepy Claws.
Our Community Chef Mike Spackman has been supporting healthy eating across the Island and Swale for the last ten years and since that time has worked with hundreds of people and served thousands of meals to the community. The food truck is a welcome sight on Sheppey as it means hot tasty food is on its way. Mike brings with him a background in education and all of his recipies are nutrionially based and help contibrute to your five a day plus a healthy lifestyle. Sheppey still has a higher obesity rate than other areas in Kent and the Community Chef project is here to help, whatever your age, you are you are never too old to pick up a few tips and techinques around healthy eating and cooking for yourself and your family.
Also in attendance on Friday were a range of local community Groups including ADHD Sheppey, Salus andMacmillan. Music was provided by Sheppey FM 92.2. Checkout our facebook page for more photos of the day and find out more about our up coming trips and activities.
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c/o Sheppey Healthy Living Centre
Off the Broadway,
Tel: 01795 585335