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Serving up success: Commissioner to visit innovative soup kitchen

A weekly drop-in kitchen created by multi-cultural volunteers is to receive a special visit from Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping next Wednesday as part of his work to raise awareness of hate crime.

The PCC will visit the Salaam Shalom Kitchen (SaSh) on Wednesday 12 October to see how the facility, run by the Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and not-for-profit Muslim organisation Himmah, is supporting the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community and bringing together people of all backgrounds.

The weekly service, which has around 40 volunteers, provides hot meals and volunteer support and is thought to be the only one of its kind in the country.

Based at Hyson Green’s Bridge Centre in Gregory Boulevard, it runs every Wednesday from 6-8pm and sees guest chefs from local restaurants and other businesses lending their culinary skills and expertise.

Ahead of his visit, the PCC said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting the volunteers behind this exciting and innovative project which is sending out a very powerful message of tolerance, compassion, care and acceptance across Nottinghamshire.

“Hate crime is a repugnant crime, springing from intolerant attitudes to difference.  It is never acceptable. 

“The value of this service is immense and is a shining example of what can be achieved by working together in cooperation, respect and mutual support.”

MEDIA INVITE: Members of the press/photographers are invited to join PCC Paddy Tipping during his visit to the Salaam Shalom Kitchen (Bridge Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green) on Wednesday 12 October at 6.30pm. If you would like to attend please advise Sallie Blair on 01283 821012.

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Sallie Blair 01283 821012

Posted on Monday 10th October 2016
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