Children with Voices – Michelle Dornelly

Children with Voices is a Hackney-based charity that promotes healthy cooking and lifestyle skills such as dance and body positivity for young people. Through their time they have organised and run a range of different projects throughout the local area which allow children of all ages to build skills in cooking, growing food, promoting healthy lifestyles through the help of sports as well as furthing their reach to local OAPs.

Michelle started her career in childcare and understands the importance of giving children a balanced and healthy upbringing. She has been running CWV for over 20 years and is regarded by many as a pillar of the local community, a position which allows her to educate children, families and parents on simple and easy skills.

As well as running CWV Michelle is also the founder of Community Food Hub, since the start of the pandemic her team have helped to feed over 1000,000 people in their local community.