Every year in conjunction with our charity arm, the Belazu Foundation we organise a Family Fun Day at Iffley Academy in Oxford.
The Academy is a community of young people with social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties who require special education. The family day helps to provide a fun, educational, free and secure day for the students – some of whom are unable to attend public events for behavioural reasons.
The annual event continues to achieve record attendance and this year, on Saturday 30th June, we were joined by 82 Belazu employees and 260 visitors to Iffley. The attendees were greeted with a big BBQ and our resident innovation chef Henry made some fresh and flavourful salads.
We ran a Belazu Kitchen that consisted of activities such as making fresh pasta to accompany our green, red and purple pestos, decorating cupcakes and creating healthy juices for guests to take away in a free cup. There was also a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines and a band who were running entertaining karaoke sessions.
Along with international, educational charity projects in Morocco, the Belazu Foundation invests funds into ventures nearer home such as Make Lunch which addresses holiday hunger, School Food Matters that provides food education close to our HQ in Greenford and, the installation of a new teaching kitchen for the students at Iffley Academy.