Cookin’ up a storm
Published: Thur, 3 Apr 2014
Residents from the Fox Park area are involved in a six-week ‘cook it’ course thanks to a community grant from the Housing Executive.
Fox Park Community Association was awarded over £1,000 to provide educational and recreational activities and part of the funding has gone towards a series of cookery classes looking at healthy eating on a budget.
Participants are now half way through the course being held in the Community House which we lease to the Association.
Sally Mulholland, Chair of Fox Park Community Association, is delighted with the course’s progress: “Cook-it is a fun-filled course with a serious message. Without doubt overall well-being can be improved when you’re able to cook healthily on a budget for yourself and your family.
“The course is sowing the seeds of this and Siobhan Sweeney, who is delivering it, has been providing some terrific tips to help us all.”
Local resident, Julie Murphy, is delighted to be taking part saying: "I find the ‘Cook It’ class very beneficial especially in this economic downturn were money has to go further and people want to provide healthy meals for their family.
“The classes are fun and Siobhan makes it so easy to learn.”
Jackie O’Neill, the Housing Executive’s Assistant Housing Services Manager for Omagh, commented: “We were delighted to support Fox Park’s ‘Cook It’ initiative. The Housing Executive is keen to support local communities in improving their well-being as well as making budgets go further.
“I hope those taking part in the course will get the chance to show off their new cooking skills at future events in the Community House. The team in the local office will, of course, be happy to offer their tasting services – all in the name of quality control!”
‘Cook It’ is running every Wednesday 10am – 12noon in Fox Park through until Easter.