Cooking up a treat for charity

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YOUNG people cooked up a tasty treat to raise cash for charity.

Three young people on an employability course from The Prince’s Trust set up “shop” in East Durham Homes staff canteen to sell their very own home-made flapjacks to raise money for local causes.

As part of their xl course, run by Stockton Riverside College, they have been gaining a wide range of skills from cooking to dog walking and helping out at a local foodbank.

The six-week course is designed to give the students employability and practical skills to enable them to move into work, further education or training.

Almost 100 flapjacks made by the group were sold in no time, raising £100 that will be donated to the foodbank to help people experiencing financial hardship.

Jayne Adamson, East Durham Homes’ senior employment and support officer, said the flapjacks went down a treat.

She said: “We are really pleased to be able to support the project and were happy for the three young people to come into our head office and sell their flapjacks.

“The flapjacks were really tasty and went down well with our staff.”

Matthew Wigmore, course leader at Stockton Riverside College, said: “The students worked well to produce and market their product while also raising money for a worthwhile organisation.”