People standing inside a darkly-lit venue with a neon Camden sign hanging from above.

Ravenswood For Eat Or Heat: fundraiser for Walthamstow food bank

Ravenswood Industrial Estate, nestled in the heart of Walthamstow, will come alive with the vibrant beats and melodies of the Ravenswood For Eat Or Heat fundraiser this Saturday.

From midday until midnight, you can expect a bustling event as artists and the wider community come together to fundraise for Eat Or Heat, a Walthamstow food bank.

The DJ all-dayer promises an eclectic mix of musical performances spread across various venues within the Ravenswood Industrial Estate.

Ransom Note described it as: “A call to arms for the local community and groups of musicians and DJ’s across London.”

Founder and Chair of Eat Or Heat, Gary Nash, said: “Our referrals are at levels last seen during the early days of the pandemic.”

From the laid-back ambiance of Wild Card Brewery to the energetic vibes of Pillars Brewery, The Real Al Taproom, Mother’s Ruin, and Blitz in Walthamstow, there’s something for every music lover to enjoy.

Director of Byrd Out Limited, Stephen Vitkovitch, who is one of event’s organiser, said: “This event relies heavily on goodwill.

“The event can help raise awareness of the issues, and hopefully inspire wider action.”

One of the standout aspects of this event is its accessibility – as entry is free, though attendees are encouraged to contribute to the cause through donations on the day, whether in cash or card.

Every contribution, big or small, goes a long way in supporting Eat Or Heat’s mission and assisting those who rely on its services.

You can get to donating both before and after the event here.

Last year, Ravenswood For Eat Or Heat raised more than £14,000 due to the generosity of attendees, venue partners, and sponsors.

As the event returns this year, organisers are optimistic about building on this success and making an even greater impact on the community.

The spirit of camaraderie and solidarity that permeates Ravenswood For Eat Or Heat underscores the importance of community support in addressing pressing social issues such as food poverty.

Victoria Kearney is the head of marketing at The Stow Brothers, an estate agency that is supporting this event.

She said: “We want to have an agency that people can be proud of coming on with.

“Being part of the community is really important for a local business.

“You need to have something that you’re proud to be part of. And we have a great team here. And we’re all proud to be part of The Stow Brothers.”

For more information about Ravenswood For Eat Or Heat and how you can get involved, you can visit their Facebook page or head to Eat Or Heat’s website.

Featured image credit: Jess Rose

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