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Park House cake sale raises money for Newbury Soup Kitchen

Students at Park House School have hosted a cake sale, which has raised more than £150 for Newbury Soup Kitchen.

Eager to help those less fortunate, students in 7 Theta came up with the idea, chose the charity, baked the cakes and set up the stand during lunch time.

Tutor in 7 Theta, James Wilder, said: “I am incredibly proud of my tutor group. They wanted to do something to help the community. I am so impressed with the way they put their ideas into action, raising a staggering amount for a very worthy cause. This is reflective of the creative, talented and value-driven students at Park House School. It is brilliant to see young people not just caring about the community around them, but actually going out there and making a practical difference.”

Park House School pupils raised money for Newbury Soup Kitchen.
Park House School pupils raised money for Newbury Soup Kitchen.

Alongside providing meals, the Soup Kitchen also assists vulnerable adults with vaccines, ID applications, educational opportunities, housing enquiries and other services.

After the event the Soup Kitchen sent a message to the pupils, which said: “Newbury Soup Kitchen would like to thank you for your kind generosity towards us and the work we do. Without the kindness and support of the wonderful hard work and dedication of your students and you as their tutor, we would not be able to carry out the support we do on a day-to-day basis.

“A cake sale is a marvellous activity to organise as it teaches so many important skills at the same time as educating the younger generation of the plight of those less fortunate.

“With this donation, we will be able to carry on providing food provision, outreach and support to anyone who needs that extra helping hand and support.

“We love our work and are committed to strive forward to eventually open a permanent community support centre in the centre of Newbury.”

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