On Saturday 11 February 2023 nearly 50 poets are taking part in a Poem-A-Thon to raise money for the food banks Eat or Heat and the Rukhsana Khan Foundation - who help to ensure people have a decent meal to eat. We're aiming to raise £10,000 to support their work as more and more households depend on them.

SPONSOR ME by clicking on DONATE below. Anything you donate will go towards our team target of £10,000 and help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people. 

COME TO THE EVENT! On the day, each poet will read for 8-10 minutes between 1pm and 9pm and you can pop in and out as you please. I shall be reading at 4pm! Entry is £5 - reserve your tickets at or pay on the door.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53-55 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 4SA. 

For line-up details, check #poemathon or

Thank you for your support! 


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Rukhsana Khan Foundation

In late 2012, Jahangir Khan’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. At this same time, Jahangir was struck by reports that more people were struggling to put food on the table for their families.

His mother had always preached that if good comes to you, you should reach out and share your success with others. In her memory, he launched the Rukhsana Khan Foundation.

The mission of the charity is to help local families access food. We launched Walthamstow’s first Food Bank in 2013.

Future plans for the charity include summer lunch clubs for local children and breakfast clubs for the elderly and vulnerable.

Eat or Heat

We are an organisation that endeavours to help feed people in these difficult times.

As the economic situation has deteriorated, we have seen more families that say they can either heat and light the house, but can't feed the family too.


We need cans, packets, cartons, crates of food. Not fresh food as we don't have anywhere to store it. But long life food will be great.

Thank you for your support.


£217.50 raised
of £200.00 target by 10 supporters

£185.00 donated and £32.50 in GiftAid

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From 29th November 2022. Until 28th February 2023.


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