Walthamstow TikTok chef raises thousands for charity

Martyn Odell, a.k.a. Lagom Chef, organised the fundraiser to celebrate hitting one million followers

Martyn at his fundraiser last month (credit: The Felix Project)

A Walthamstow TikTok chef has raised thousands for charity to celebrate hitting one million followers.

Martyn Odell, known as Lagom Chef, raised £3,500 for The Felix Project last month by hosting “Marts House Party” at Iron Bloom in Shoreditch.

The Felix Project collects food from shops that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to charities and schools to provide “healthy meals and help the most vulnerable”. With the money raised, the charity estimates it will be able to fund over 10,000 meals.


Can you believe it was a week since the party!!! What a mad one! I didnt get any footage of the saturday night as it was just good vibes with everyone… check the link in my bio for a link to the photos from Saturday night. Please credit Nebil Avas for the photos. If you want to use them. We will go again soon – there is still a link to donate if you want in my bio. #fyp #party #chefsoftiktok

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Martyn is best known from sharing recipes with his followers that show how to make good use of food they might otherwise have thrown away.

He said: “I have worked with The Felix Project in the past and love what they do. Its madness how much good food gets thrown away.

“I do what I can to stop it happening in households and The Felix Project does an amazing job cutting food waste on a commercial front. It seemed like a no brainer to fundraise for such a worthy cause whilst also celebrating more and more people watching what I do.”

Find Martyn on TikTok here or click here to find out more about The Felix Project.

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