A Hackney blowout to help brain-injury victims

Headway East London 238 Kingsland Road, E2 8AX member cook pic by Sarah Cotterell

HEADWAY EAST LONDON is determined, it says, to find roles for people who have survived brain injury and is always devising ways to achieve that.

Headway’s latest project is a one-night supper club showcasing recipes by survivors of brain injury.

With assistance, Headway East London members will cook for 35 people,  including items such as Sue’s Ash-e Reshteh, a winter warmer of a thick Persian noodle soup. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements will be respected if notice is given.

The diners will also receive copies of A Meal to Remember: Recipes and Stories from the Headway Kitchen, a recipe book with touching illustrations of the charity’s work.

Headway told Loving Dalston: “Diners will be greeted with a delicious cocktail, then seated at large tables accommodating multiple and mixed groups to ensure a sociable and varied evening of shared dishes.Photograph: Sarah Cotterell

“We secured funding to employ a full-time kitchen projects co-ordinator, and she is helping us to develop the kitchen project and working with members to come up with a menu.”

Diners can meet members, staff and volunteers and learn about projects such as the Headway lunch club.

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* A Meal to Remember will be in the arch behind Headway East London, 238 Kingsland Road E2 8AX, Thurs 6 Mar 2014, 7pm-midnight. Fully accessible and with disabled toilets. The £35 a head entry includes the book. Tickets: wegottickets.com  

* Emboldened underscored words in most cases indicate a hyperlink, a reader service rare among websites. If a link does not work, it is probably because the site to which the URL refers has not been maintained. Photographs: Sarah Cotterell

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