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a little help from some friends

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The launch of our little project to do good with unwanted fruit is almost upon us, so we thought it only right to introduce some of the people who'll be helping out along the way.

This is Eloise

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And this is Emily

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They both work for the organisation A Taste of Freedom whose sole purpose is tackling the problem of food waste. Along with Tristram Stuart, author and campaigner, they run a fantastic outreach programme providing workshops and talks on food waste and sustainability at schools and other venues, and they also make a pretty mean smoothie.

Here they are in action at our pilot day back in July giving a lesson on the madness of food waste (check out the oversized pupil at the back)

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Mixing the fruit for the smoothies

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Acting like true professionals when overenthusiastic shaking of the tarpaulin causes it to rip (obviously no fruit was wasted and it was all lovingly washed before going into the final smoothie)

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Putting the smooth into smoothie (sorry)

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Supervising a shaky Rich

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This Friday and every Friday for the next 8 weeks we'll all be heading down to East Sheen Primary School and helping the kids make smoothies with a bunch of fruit that would have otherwise gone to waste.

We'll let you know how it goes.