During the covid-19 lockdown the Palace has understandably been closed to the public. However, the building has not been empty, with two charities taking up residency and working non-stop to help people most in need across the capital.
Since April, Edible London, supported by Harinegy Council, has been using the Great Hall to prepare food parcels, along with other essentials, for the most vulnerable in the local community. Check out their video for a full flavour of their amazing work:
We have also opened up our kitchens to Compassion London. Made up of professional chefs, foodies and volunteers the charity creates meals for frontline NHS staff, key workers and people in self-isolation. So far they have been cooking over 3,000 meals a day from Ally Pally, building on the work they’ve done at Wembly Stadiuam and Saracen’s Alliance Park, among others, since being set up in March. Read more, including how you can support Compassion London and check out the video below from Compassion London founder Leon Aarts:
Alexandra Park and Palace has a long history of supporting the community in times of need and is proud to be helping Edible London and Compassion London with everything they are doing.
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.