BUBBLE & SQUEAK NEWS MAY 2017

Well my oh my ...  haven't we just had an exciting couple of months at Bubble & Squeak HQ! 

Since launching our first surplus food stall in February 2017 we have been working hard to make Bubble & Squeak a success.  Here is a round up of some of our highlights so far - we hope you enjoy.  

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK HIT CROWDFUNDING TARGET

You may have noticed if you follow us on social media that we are crowdfunding for a shipping container to store more surplus food.  

We are absolutely delighted to say we have hit the £4,500 target in just 13 days!  

A huge thank you to everybody that has pledged to us so far with your generous donations.    
The Bubble & Squeak children have truly been bowled over by your support and can't wait to grow their social enterprise.

With the campaign finishing on the 23 May there is still time for us to raise funds. We have added an ambitious stretch target of £995.99 for a 1200 Litre industrial fridge. 

Let's keep up the sharing and pledging of our crowdfunding campaign.  Thank you #foodwastewarriors

BUBBLE & SQUEAK WIN THEIR FIRST AWARD

In April 2017 Bubble & Squeak picked up their their first award! Winning Best Eco Business from Business Launchpad.   The Tooting based organisation supports young entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  

The judges said they loved Bubble & Squeak's sound ethical principles rooted in environment and sustainability.

Bubble & Squeaker Elly collected the award from the fancy evening award ceremony at the RBS Bishopsgate building in Liverpool Street.   Find out more on the BLP website

BUBBLE & SQUEAK TIME OUT ONLINE VIDEO HITS   86,000 VIEWS

In March 2017 Bubble & Squeak got featured in TIME OUT online. The video on the TIME OUT  Facebook page has now gone viral hitting 86,000 views. Check it out below: 

BUBBLE & SQUEAK HAVE A LAUNCH PARTY

Adults and children alike had a fantastic time at our Bubble & Squeak launch party in April. 

Guests enjoyed smoothies upon arrival whilst checking out our surplus food stall and eating tasty surplus food canapes whilst mingling with our Bubble & Squeak kids.  The event was finished off with a talk from Feedback and speeches from headteacher Mr Brown / Old Oak Centre Manager Carla Martin.  More pics on our facebook page

A big thank you to Bubble & Squeaker Lydia for creating the event with the Bubble & Squeak children.  A big thanks to all the Old Oak Primary School staff help and Holly / James from Feedback.  Also special thanks to Pack'd for their delicious smoothies, Chic P for the hummus and Propercorn for our goody bag treats! 

BUBBLE & SQUEAK THROUGH TO FINAL OF MAYOR FOR LONDON'S CITY PITCH

On Tuesday 28th March the Year 4 and 5 Old Oak Primary children were selected out of hundreds of London schools to take part in the Mayor of London's 'Leadership Day'.  Here the children came up with business solutions to improve their local environment and pitched it to the Mayors Team using a 'Dragon's Den' style approach.  

The winning team was the Food Waste Warriors who delivered a slick presentation about the Bubble & Squeak project.

The children (with Elly) then confidently created their own video pitch which went up against 12 other schools.  We found out this Wednesday the children have been selected as finalists to appear at City Hall in front of a panel of key industrial individuals.  

On the 28th of June they will present their project with the aim of winning £1500 towards the project.  We wish the Squeakers all the best of luck! 

and finally ..... 

BUBBLE & SQUEAK WEEKLY FOOD STALL CONTINUES TO THRIVE AT OLD OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL

We have been continuing our core work of saving surplus food from landfill and redstributing it to local familes via our weekly food stall ran by the Bubble & Squeak kids.  We now average around 35 families collecting surplus food each week and are building strong links with food waste charities. 

We are looking forward to expanding our stall and seeing what ideas the Bubble & Squeak children have on how together we can do this.  We are always on the look out for new avenues for how to save / distribute surplus food, contacts, funding opportunities and ideas.  Do get in touch with us at bubblesqueakeat@gmail.com if you think you can help. 

That's it for now - thanks for reading.  See you next time #foodwastewarriors

Bubble & Squeak