26 Aug Kids Cafe Serves Up A Treat!
Local schools have been on their summer holidays recently, but that hasnâ€™t stopped the Town Foundation from continuing its work with children and young people in the area!
One successful initiative based within Longley and Lowerhouses Church has been the â€˜Kids CafÃ©â€™.
Supported by the charity, the CafÃ© has run on three days a week throughout the six week school summer holidays.Â Opening its doors to children living in the vicinity of the church, the cafÃ© has opened at noon to offer a hot and healthy homemade meal and somewhere to spend time with company for a couple of hours.Â
Representatives from the Town Foundation and its partners The Pink Link and Caterers Choice have both visited the Kids CafÃ© to witness its work first hand, when it served 40 children ranging from toddlers to teenagers a two course meal comprised of chicken, potatoes and home-made cauliflower cheese followed by a caramelised apple pie with custard!Â Â All the food was created and served by a team of three girls of junior school age, carefully mentored by their Kids CafÃ© organiser, mentor and â€˜Cook in Chargeâ€™ Wendy Marsden.Â Â
During their visit, The Pink Link donated a commemorative toy truck to every child and Caterers Choice kindly donated a substantial quantity of its catering products, along with samples of its soon to launch Jelly Squeeze and Jelly Pots.Â
The Town Foundationâ€™s Fundraising Manager Mandy Taylor commented:Â
â€œThis Lunch Club has really touched my heart.Â Â
â€œWhen we committed to support the provision of food for the six week period, little did I realise the far-reaching impact that the scheme would have. It has given a sense of pride, community spirit, aspiration and hope to many.Â Â
â€œThe budding â€œyoung chefsâ€ were all presented with certificates and gifts today, along with their team of helpers who behind the scenes tirelessly washed the pots.â€Â
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