OF OUR GOAL OF £1,300,000!
A BIG TEAM WORKS ALONGSIDE JAMIE TO RUN THE FOUNDATION. THERE ARE NINE TRUSTEES, WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GENERAL CONTROL, DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT THE CHARITY; STAFF AMBASSADORS, WHO VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST WHEREVER THE FOUNDATION IS IN NEED OF A HELPING HAND; AND OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS, MADE UP OF INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES FROM THE UK AND ABROAD, WHO PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS, DONATIONS, IN-KIND SERVICES AND MUCH MORE.
BIG THANKS TO OUR MANY SUPPORTERS
Simply, the ambition and the creative challenge to work with a group of extremely committed people who wanted to defy the ordinary and strive for the extraordinary. I love eating, love cooking, love people, love their stories; this dovetails with my strong sense of social responsibility.
Without question Jamie‘s contribution to society is absolutely fantastic, in particular the Fifteen training programme and his work with school food. In so many ways he is an inspirational example to the young (and old) of this country and beyond. It is therefore a no brainer to want to help him achieve his goals.
The Foundation gives young people a new lease on life by training them to have employable skills, giving them a sense of achievement and self-worth. It continues to educate people to make informed decisions on nutrition and diet, with significant improvements to health, well-being and self esteem.
The Foundation’s vision and courage to help individuals make a meaningful difference to their lives through better food knowledge, to empower people to identify and demand better food and to challenge government and the industry to deliver better food.
Bill has been head of corporate responsibility, environment and sustainability for 02 since 2008. Prior to this, he was employed at The Body Shop for seven years, working closely with the late Anita Roddick.
As a social change activist I know we can’t go on eating as we are. And this is THE campaigning charity working to change the way we eat. It’s brave, savvy, passionate, inspired and will spearhead the system and cultural change urgently needed.
Iíve been part of Jamieís team for many years and Iím truly inspired by the depth and impact of the Foundationís work, particularly in the area of food education for kids. This was the main reason I become so hands-on with the Orford Primary School pilot project, which is producing fantastic results.
It was Jamie‘s passion to get people to eat more healthily and make a real difference. It’s about teaching young children to learn about healthy eating, plus his commitment to disaffected young people in giving them the opportunity to learn a trade through the Fifteen Apprenticeship programme.
For allowing the Foundation to be the official charity partner for Taste of London, Taste of Dublin and The Big Festival.
For donating free gym membership to the Fifteen Apprentices as part of their welfare programme.
For allowing the Foundation to be part of their annual Christmas charity appeal in 2011 and helping us to raise much needed funds.
For their kind donation of £13,000 towards our fundraising campaign, The Big Give, in support of Jamie’s Ministry of Food
I wanted to be an ambassador because I really truly believe in the work the Foundation team are doing. They have made massive advances this last year alone and I think with the added support of the ambassadors they can achieve so much more in the years to come.
The burning desire to help out and find exciting ways to raise money and see them implemented...
I think ever since I joined Fresh One, the work that the foundation has done has fascinated me. For me, I held the fact that it was all running external to Jamie Oliver himself and it frustrated me that people thought they were giving money to ĎJamie Oliverís pocketí as opposed to helping SEVERAL healthy causes.
I think it's important that as many people as possible help with Jamie's mission for people to find out about good food and how to cook it. I want to make sure I play my part in this as an ambassador
I like getting involved, and love the idea of helping to make a difference where food and education is concerned.
Having heard so many positive stories whilst working for the Foundation I wanted to join in and help make a difference.
As mother to a 6 year old girl I've become increasingly aware of how food affects every single aspect of her life. Helping her learn about where food comes from and what it does to her body inspired me want to help spread the word about why we need to 'stand up for real food'.
Well, itís a fabulous cause and I think everyone around the world should have the opportunity to understand about the positive benefits good food can have on our lives. Plus, I love to get stuck in.... and Iím too nosey not to.
It sounds so cheesy typing this but I feel so lucky to work here and have been given so much in the last 7 years I just wanted to do something in return.
As we all know, food education has never been more important and there are people out there doing amazing things getting people engaged with food. The Foundation does lots of really inspirational stuff and I basically want to do my bit and be a part of that.
When I was younger I saw the school dinners programme that Jamie did and it was part of what made me want to be a nutritionist. I am very passionate about healthy eating and helping stop the obesity crisis in whatever small way I can.
The foundation has an exciting vision which I wanted to be a part of sharing. It has a great message and I am excited to be involved.