Caring Cooks of Jersey have today launched a new campaign called HOPE – Help Our People Eat well. HOPE is designed to not only highlight the issues that are happening in the Island, but to encourage companies, Islanders, everyone, to get involved and do their bit to help families eat well. This could be through lots of different ways such as fundraising, providing produce, volunteering, teaching, the list is endless.
So how are people currently supporting HOPE? Well one local man and his son are really taking it seriously, and are planning a father and son trek to climb Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise, way above the Arctic Circle. Magnus and Gisela Olsson, along with their two children, Leo and Stella come together most nights to share a home cooked family meal. They treat it as a place to share joy and struggles and where their children can develop their social skills and manner. Magnus wants to use the experience to encourage more families to eat well and eat together but he understands that not everyone has the same opportunities.
Magnus said – “My son Leo (13) and I wanted to go on a father & son adventure and find a way to support the local community at the same time. After some thought, we agreed on a hike up the highest mountain in Sweden “Kebnekaise” (2100m) in the end of July and have decided to work with Caring Cooks.
My wife and I love that Caring Cooks create the opportunity for families to learn the life skill of cooking. It is by the dinner table the family has time to catch up and healthy eating habits have a positive impact on wellbeing of course. We want to raise awareness and money for the charity. It would be fantastic if we could find a few likeminded fathers and sons who would like to join us and I have secured 8 beds at the Mountain Station.”
Kebnekaise is located at the very north of Sweden, above the arctic circle with 24 hours day light until mid July. The final hike up the mountain and back down again will take 10-12 hours. Magnus and Leo have selected a very safe route but the peak will still be covered in snow and ice.
They intend to organise a bonding experiences before they leave that could benefit both the team spirit and Caring Cooks. Maybe by cooking for Caring Cooks on a Sunday or helping out at their pop up kitchens. The 5 day trip starts from Gatwick at 06:30 a.m. on July 22nd. On the way back they aim to visit the world’s biggest underground iron-ore mine in Kiruna as well. The entire trip will be self-funded.
If you would like to join Magnus and Leo on their exciting adventure to raise funds and awareness for HOPE, please get in touch with him at Magnus.Olsson@Btinternet.com
If you would like to sponsor them, please head over to their page: https://www.givey.com/jerseytokebnekaise