On your marks, get set, bake!

05 October 2016

More than £120 was raised in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support by young people from Ware at the Youth Connexions Centre in Marsh Lane.

With the support of Hertfordshire County Council’s Youth Connexions the young people planned and organised the coffee evening, which took place on Wednesday 28th September.


 The group sourced their own recipes for cookies and cakes and invited parents and those in their local community to come along. Ware Town Councillors Alexander Curtis, Mick Standley and David Oldridge were delighted to meet with the young people and view the young people’s centre and work.


Those who attended enjoyed the refreshments and homemade cakes and were given tours of centre. The young people proudly showed off their allotment where they have been growing vegetables and strawberries.


Youth Connexions youth worker Julie Saggers said: “The young people really wanted to support Macmillan Cancer Support and because they are at school or college during the day they came up with the idea of a coffee evening.”


“They were pleased to be able to organise an event which raises money for a good cause and they were really driven by wanting to help those in the wider community.”


A parent who attended the event said: “It has been great to see what our daughter has been doing in the centre and how much she is enjoying attending. Thank you to all staff involved.”


Bitten with the baking bug, the young people are now planning to make jam and chutney to sell at the Ware Dickensian Evening on 2nd December and raise money for their centre. They are also planning to take part in the shoebox appeal to support Herts Young Homeless this Christmas.


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