Posted November 25, 2014

Cookers for Christmas Appeal 2014

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Can you imagine having no cooker this Christmas? Having no hot meal on Christmas Day – no turkey, roast potatoes, or even Brussels sprouts? A cooker at Christmas is something many of us take for granted. But for many people who have been homeless, a cooker is a luxury they cannot afford. They will sit down to a cold meal on Christmas Day.

Fresh Start’s annual Cookers for Christmas appeal raises money to ensure that previously homeless households in Edinburgh can cook hot meals in their own home.

Please support our Cookers for Christmas Appeal to help ensure that struggling households have a hot Christmas meal this year.

You can donate:

  • online at

  • text COOK14 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 to Fresh Start

  • send a cash or cheque donation to Fresh Start, 22-24 Ferry Road Drive, Edinburgh EH4 4BR with a note marked Cookers for Christmas. Cheques are made payable to Fresh Start.

You can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Edinburgh – every penny counts. Thank you.


Feedback from people who have received cookers

I’m going to make spaghetti Bolognese and then invite my brothers round to have it with me.” – Liam

Oh! I’ve been waiting for fried eggs for such a long time and now I will be able to make them and other food – I love cooking and will save money on buying ready meals. Thank you so much!” – Maggie

Getting my cooker will now save me money and provide me with the means to cook healthier meals – it helps my diabetes being able to have home-cooked food.” – Emma

You can see the huge difference having a cooker makes to people. Please give generously so we can help even more people in 2015.