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October 2013: Remember Remember

This is a very busy time for everyone at The Food Chain and a tremendous number of people have been working hard and getting involved to make sure that our 25th anniversary and World Aids Day events go well. These events will raise invaluable funds for the charity in the coming months. We will also be spreading the word about our work and why it is still important to provide caring support services that meet the complex needs of HIV positive people in London.

It’s an energising and inspiring time with long standing supporters and new friends joining together to make it all happen. We are pleased to welcome Kath Lloyd Jones and Mark Reynolds to the Board of Trustees and look forward to their contribution as we look ahead to how our services will develop in the next five years.

This is a time of year for remembrance too. For me, remembering those we have lost to HIV helps renew my determination to do the best I can to uphold The Food Chain tradition. I know I am not alone in this. I think it is just as important to know where we have come from as it is to set our sights on where we are going. We follow in visionary and committed footsteps and the journey will continue until there is no need for our services.

We are celebrating the contribution of our four newest team members in the office this morning. Deirdre, Nic, Sorcha and Fran all bring energy, commitment and unique skills to their work and they have made a great difference to The Food Chain in their first six months in post. Congratulations are due all round!

For my recipe this month I decided to see what could be made from my store cupboard and it turned out to be a red lentil and tomato soup. This is a regular winter soup for me. Very tasty, easy to make and nice and filling. One to warm you up on a cold day.