Leamington estate that has 39 different languages spoken by families across the world needs your help to create an amazing cookbook

The cookbook will be celebrating the community on the Sydenham Estate

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 1:18 pm
Sydni Centre volunteers Gladys, Romy, Hilary and John during 'veg bag day'. Photo supplied

The team at a community centre in Sydenham have launched a fundraising drive to create a cookbook to celebrate the estate where the centre is located.

They have launched the cook book project but they need the public's help to raise the money needed to complete the project.

Jerome Tucker, a volunteer and trustee at the Sydni Centre said: "On the Sydenham Estate 39 different languages are spoken by families from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  

Sheila, one of the team members at the Sydni Centre during 'veg bag day'. Photo supplied

"We want to celebrate this diversity and bring the community together by producing a cookbook where the recipes are collected from the local community. 

"More than a traditional cookbook, we want to tell the stories behind all these recipes and for it to be full of family stories and good memories.

"It is all about sharing food, friendship and love. So far we have collected over 75 recipes with more to come. "

The team at the Sydni Centre need to raise at least £1,000 through their crowdfunding to create the community cook book.

To commemorate the anniversary and also in memory of Mota Singh who died recently and was instrumental in creating the Sydni Centre there is a new mural on the centre wall. Photo supplied

As of Tuesday (May 25) the fundraising page stood at £340.

The team only have until June 15 to raise the money.

Jerome added: "We want to print the book and be able to distribute it free to every household on the estate and we are currently seeking donations and sponsors we need to complete the project."

To donate go to: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/sydni-cookbookRecently a new mural was also painted on the Sydni Centre wall - it is in memory of Mota Singh who died recently and was instrumental in creating the Sydni Centre.

Sydni Centre volunteer Romy doing the veg bags at the Sydni Centre. Photo supplied