Taking business leaders out of their boardrooms and into their community to raise crucial funds for the Mission’s Back to School programme.
Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose - Leeann Watson
I am taking part in Plate Up for a Purpose and would love your support to raise funds for local families in need.Canterbury
Name: Leeann Watson
Role: Chief Executive, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
What is your cooking experience?
I love food and trying new recipes and products. My experience is in the home kitchen, feeding a family of five - although I did have an early career aspiration of being a chef (which clearly didn’t eventuate!).
What would your cooking signature dish be?
I do like cooking a range of food types, but my signature dish would probably be some type of Mexican chicken ensemble that feeds many, isn’t too labour intensive and tastes great!
Why are you cooking to help disadvantaged Canterbury kids get a fair start in education?
I strongly believe that every child deserves to get the very best start in life through their education, regardless of their situation. By helping to support families that struggle to put food in lunchboxes, let alone pay for new uniforms, shoes, stationery and other curricular material, we can give these kids the resources they need to start the new year and – most importantly – the confidence to fit in with their peers and stay in school.
In my role at The Chamber, I have seen firsthand the great work and outcomes that our many charities provide to those in need in our city and want to do what I can to raise the awareness and support for the important work they do.
Leeann Watson's involvement (page creator)
The Christchurch City Mission runs 13 services including the Back to School programme, emergency foodbank, separate men's and women's emergency night shelters, addiction counselling, men's and women's day programmes.
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This page was created on 3 Sep 2019 and closed on 6 Mar 2020.