Crowdfunder : The Cookbook

We’re raising money to fund a project to support people experiencing food poverty.

The cookbook is not ‘just’ a cookbook. It starts out as a celebration of delicious family recipes, which are easy to make and accompanied by beautiful illustration from our resident artist. It gives clear and helpful cooking instructions, as well as tips and help for being self sufficient – from growing food to changing a tyre!

It’s styled as a modern day Mrs Beeton (but with a splash less patriarchy)  and will include chapters from leading practitioners in their related fields. So it’s much, much more than a regular cookbook, and it is a starting point for the full program of food poverty support we want to create.

We will be working with professionals in horticulture, no dig, florestry and butchery to help us run the learning and creative sessions. We will also be taking advice and skills from those who are self taught with our inter-generational session.

The money will provide slow cookers and meal kits over winter, run sessions teaching about the environment around us and the skills of fire safety, how to save energy and budget correctly. The aim of this is to give people the tools to help themselves, as part of the solution to the challenges they face.

There’s treats in store, too, for people who support us in the Crowdfunder, and we’d be delighted if you could help get the project off the ground :

Whiffle Charity Fundraising.

For two years the Whiffle Pigs have donned their pink capes and run the 10k to raise money for Cancer awareness so far managing to raise a total of just over £1000

In 2014 we arranged an exhibition of photographs and text based on the story of a gentleman with a head injury to raise money and awareness for Headway Derby and managed to raise £365 in just four hours.

In 2015 Whiffle Pig created and ran the cycle event ‘The NatterJack’ in support of their friend who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. The event was started to bring more awareness about blood cancers, to encourage people to get onto the stem cell register to potentially save a life and to raise money for blood cancer research. It was a huge success raising over £2200.

Annie Pig cycled 66 miles through London at the Ride the Night event in May 2016 raising money for female cancer charities and raised just under £300. They have increased the team to four riding in May 2017 and hope to add more to the team every year!

Rachel and Annie Pig cycled 64 miles through the Northumberland hills for the Cyclone challenge raising just under £600 for Cancer Research UK and Bloodwise Midlands. They plan to smash their time of squeaking in just before they took down the finish posts to maybe a little faster next year – it was very hilly!