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NSCG gives away free slow cookers to selected students

It’s the season of goodwill and NSCG has received a donation of 94 slow cookers to hand out to students at the College following a recent project ran by Newcastle Borough Council.

As part of Staffordshire Borough Council's "Here to Help" campaign to promote winter food budgeting within the Newcastle area, and with a surplus of appliances left over, the slow cookers have been kindly passed on from the Council and Citizens Advice service in Biddulph to be given to NSCG students whose households would benefit particularly over the winter months.

The free slow cookers are intended to encourage food-budgeting this winter and to help families stretch out provisions while food prices are at an all-time high. Students will also be given slow cooker recipes to help make the most out of their weekly shop and a Schwartz seasoning packet.

The slow cooker handout was part of a project that Staffordshire County Council set up to try to help residents with the cost of living crisis. With an excess left over at the end of the project, the slow cookers were given to Staffordshire North Citizens Advice Service in Biddulph before being kindly donated to Newcastle College following a Newcastle Partnership board meeting where it was raised that students and their families would benefit from receiving one of the appliances.

Generalist Advice Services manager at Staffordshire North Citizens Advice, Sam Hubbard, said: “Working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Newcastle College, we're happy to help distribute the slow cookers as we realise that a way of cheaply, batch cooking nutritious food can help slightly alleviate the financial pressures so many people are struggling with at the moment.”

Director of Student Services and Partnerships, Lesley Morrey, added: “We are so pleased that our partnership working with Newcastle Borough Council and the support from Sam Hubbard at the Biddulph Citizens Advice service has enabled us to distribute slow cookers to some of our students and their families.

“At NSCG we are consistently looking for ways in which we can support our local community and our fantastic students get involved in regular fundraising throughout the academic year for various local and national charities.

“The slow cooker project has enabled us on this occasion to support our own college community.”