Daventry team taste success

Community Foundation Awards at Royal & Derngate.
Community Foundation Awards at Royal & Derngate.

HEALTHY eating was the key to success for one Daventry company who this week scooped a countywide award.

The not-for-profit organisation based in Staverton has been working with members of the community for just one year to educate children and families on how to make healthy food on a budget.

The Rural Enterprise Community Interest Company won an award for their work at Monday night’s Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Annual Awards ceremony held at the Royal Theatre, in Northampton.

Heather Wilson and Debbie Barton collected the prize in the Supporting Families category in front of 170 guests including Daventry Express editor David Summers, who gave out an award.

The company, consisting of just one full-time member of staff, set up a semi-professional kitchen to expand its ‘eat healthy, live healthy’ programme, benefiting families who were taught how to grow and cook their own food.

Mrs Wilson said: “It is nice to be recognised for the work we have done because the money has been tight and it was a lot of hard work.

“But to get the award was just fantastic.”

The company currently works with the Falconers Hill Schools, the Parker E-ACT Academy and Danetry School and hopes to work with more schools and soon provide an adult cookery class.