27th November 2014
This Christmas, Magic Breakfast is launching an appeal to raise £50,000, to give breakfast to 1,200 children throughout 2015.
Magic Breakfast has partnered up with The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the annual giving extravaganza that doubles your donation when you give online via the Big Give website starting on 4th December.
How to take part!
Donate via: The Big Give website here
Date: Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December
Time: Starts at 10am (the funds are limited so donate as close as your can to 10am)
Donation: As much or as little as you can
£21 will provide a child with breakfast for year who would otherwise be coming to school too hungry to learn
Make sure you set an alarm clock, last year the pot ran out in 15 minutes!
26th November 14
The pupils and staff at Surrey Square Primary in South-East London very kindly opened their doors after school on 12th November to play host to a spectacular Magic Feast fundraiser for Magic Breakfast.
In an amazing, domed room, more used to seeing pupils eating their porridge and bagels, local restaurants The Garrison, Village East, Hutong, MEATliquor, Pizza Pilgrims, The Good Egg and (appropriately) The Breakfast Club, set up their stalls and served up the most fabulous food, including lamb meatball sliders, mushroom and haloumi sliders, poached pork wontons, Shakshuka pots, freshly made pizza and berry topped pancakes. Yum!
There were raffle and auction prizes too, generously donated by a selection of local restaurants and bars. These included a voucher to dine at seafood restaurant, Wright Brothers, and a pasta making class with Chef Lale of the restaurant Zucca, which a group of lucky Surrey Square pupils will be attending, thanks to the person who passed his prize on to them.
The restaurant teams had put in a huge amount of effort to make such a special evening, giving their time and food for free. Enough money was raised to enable us to deliver healthy breakfasts to at least two schools for a whole year – that works out at more than 16,700 breakfasts! We are incredibly grateful to all involved.
7th November 2014
The pupils at Snape Wood Primary School in Nottingham gave Magic Breakfast a lovely welcome at their breakfast club on 6th November at an event to celebrate National School Meals Week. Magic Breakfast had brought along a colourful range of porridge and bagel toppings for the children to try, including pomegranate seeds, pineapple, fresh coconut, bananas, berries, mango, apple, cinnamon, honey and cream cheese. The children’s challenge was to make a fruity face on their breakfast- it all disappeared pretty quickly!
The school also took the opportunity to thank Players of People’s Postcode Lottery who have been supporting Snape Wood Primary’s breakfast club, via Magic Breakfast, since January 2014. 70 children get their fuel for learning at the breakfast club between 8am and 9am each school day.
Breakfast Club Coordinator, Alison Howarth, said: “Without the support of Magic Breakfast we would not be able to offer a free breakfast to our children. They can eat as much as they want for free and this has helped with behaviour and concentration in the classroom, and outcomes of this facility are reflected in the pupils’ progress”.
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery support 30 Magic Breakfast partner schools in the North of England. With their funding, Magic Breakfast is able to provide free food to 1,500 children.
Our thanks to headteacher, Scott Mason, to Alison Howarth and to all the children at Snape Wood Primary’s breakfast club who were so adventurous with their topping choices and such great fun to meet.
30th October 2014
Children from Ben Jonson Primary in Mile End got their creative hats on and sketched pumpkin designs for the chance to win a competition hosted by Aqua Shard.
Hugh Wright from Aqua Shard came to Ben Jonson Primary last week to do the judging, with over 30 brilliant designs they struggled to choose a winner so chose one winner and three close runners up.
Ridwan and the runners up were treated to a special Paddington Bear tea at Aqua Shard to say thank you for their imaginative drawings, which had taken two weeks to complete!
Ridwan was very excited to see his winning design carved on a real pumpkin by the chef and put on display at Aqua Shard over Halloween to scare away the ghouls! (every day 1,000 people will see the pumpkin).
Mim McCulloch from Magic Breakfast said 'It was wonderful to see the children's eyes light up as we looked out over London. None of them had ever been up so high and it was definitely an experience to remember'.