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Young Seven Kings chef hopes to use skills helping the needy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 October 2016

Izar Abdgalil-Bores who has been nominated for a Young Citizen Award by his Mum for cooking and helping the next door neighbour in the garden

Izar Abdgalil-Bores who has been nominated for a Young Citizen Award by his Mum for cooking and helping the next door neighbour in the garden

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He may only be 11 and a long way from entering the world of employment, but for one youngster it is never too early to start mapping out a career plan.

Izar Abdgalil-Bores, of Kingswood Road, Seven Kings, loves cooking and hopes to one day open his own restaurant.

But Izar’s business will have a specific twist.

“When I open a restaurant, I’m going to help poor people,” he said.

“I want it to be like those restaurants that give free food to people who cannot afford it.”

Izar has gained inspiration from companies such as Pret A Manager which donate unsold food to hostels and homeless shelters every day.

Izar’s positive attitude to helping people has netted him a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen nomination.

He regularly cooks family meals at home to give his mum Maria, who has three other children, a break, helps his neighbour in her garden and bakes with his grandmother, who lives in Hackney.

“I like helping people because it feels good,” said Izar.

“I look at people and I see they’re having a hard time, so I help them.

“I help my neighbour downstairs with her gardening, she is a single mum.”

Izar’s mum told the Recorder: “He is very kind and helpful.

“He cooked cupcakes for all the neighbours when we moved house and he is always feeding the cats in the street with salami.

“He is a very busy boy.”

“I love cooking,” added Izar.

“I love it because I get to do different things every time and I like helping my mum at home.

“She has her hands full with my brother and sisters so I help her round the house.”


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