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Islington youth charity opens new £9,000 kitchen

09 March, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Laura Harper-Hinton and Miles Kirby, of Caravan restaurant, open the new kitchen

A YOUTH charity launched their new kitchen with a free meal on Wednesday, delighting parents and children alike.

Prospex, off Caledonian Road, invited chefs from the popular Caravan restaurant in King’s Cross to their launch to serve their signature cornbread dish.

Richard Franklin, the chief executive of Prospex, said he was pleased to see the new £9,000 kitchen which was funded by the Screwfix foundation.

Youngsters welcome the new facilities at Prospex

“We have been cooking food for young people who have been going hungry here for years, but the old kitchen was looking tired,” he added.

“The kitchen features new cookers and dishwashers meaning they can hold cooking classes and feed more children who may be going hungry after school,” he said.

“The bread is really nice,” said Ben who took a break from playing on the air hockey table to enjoy his meal.

Prospex, founded in 2001, offers children a space to gather and play after school.

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