Thanks for clearing your wardrobe

It might look like white van full of tat to you – but it brought TASTE the grand sum of £168.  For a first effort, we thought that was not too bad.  Certainly we’ll help you to have a new year clear-out again at the start of 2013.

For any of you thinking about running your own ‘wardrobe clearance’ event, it could not have been simpler.  Our partners at ClothesAid were great – they turned up when they said they would, they loaded all the stuff themselves and, within 4 days, we had a note of how much we had raised.  We certainly would encourage you to run a similar event with your own group of friends.  Just call us for all the inside info.

Replacing FUJ

Replacing FUJ

TASTE are aiming to raise a grand amount of £9000 to replace our dearly-loved milk tanker, who is broken beyond repair.

The milk tanker, aptly named Fudge (after the vehicle’s number plate: FUJ 25C), used to deliver water to rural communities in the height of dry season, when many wells and other water sources dry up. The tanker also created income by selling water to commercial businesses, which helped with our office costs in Nigeria.

We are getting increasingly closer to our target after a couple of successful grant applications and a high-volume clothes collection, but we still have quite a way to go. Thank you to all our supporters who have already donated to this money-raising venture.

There are many more ways to help us replace the tanker: you could collect your small change in a bottle, you could drop in old stationery to the Sheffield office, or you could join us as we run 5K around Weston Park on the 17th March 2012.

Let’s get the vital water deliveries back on the road.

Old cars wanted …

Old cars wanted …


Do you own a banger that’s merely gathering dust in the garage? Then you can do your bit for charity!

Giveacar is a UK based fundraising organisation that specialises in donating unwanted and scrap cars to charitable causes throughout the world, including TASTE.


They provide a FREE service which is available throughout the UK, and can work with you hand-in-hand in the following ways:

  • They can arrange the collection of the vehicle.
  • Depending on its age and condition, they can either send it for environmentally safe disposal and recycling at an Authorised Treatment Facility, or to a salvage auction.

This means that a large portion of the proceeds are donated to a nominated charity of the vehicle owner’s choice!

Since Giveacar was set up in 2010, the organisation has already raised over £350,000 for over 350 charities!

To arrange collection of a car, visit or call 020 0011 1664, quoting TASTE as your preferred charity.

Did you see The Walker?

Did you see The Walker?

Dan Walker, patron of TASTE, put up a gallant effort when he appeared on Celebrity Mastermind recently.  Answering questions on The Bonfire Plot, Dan lost by just a single point to Martin Lewis, BBC’s money expert.

Amazing how involved you can get with a programme that isn’t live!  It was recorded in November …. we were amongst the privileged few who knew the outcome …. we watched it on ‘catch-up’ ….. yet we were still willing him to answer that extra question that would make the difference!

Grateful thanks to Dan for donating his appearance fee – we’ll be putting it towards our fund for a new tanker.

See what the Sheffield Star had to say ….