STUDENTS at a Malvern school have dedicated their lunch breaks to baking and decorating cakes for a nearby homeless charity.
Malvern St James’ year seven and eight girls used their lunchtimes to make the cakes for Maggs Day Centre, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people throughout Worcestershire.
The cakes will be welcomed at the charity’s Worcester Day Centre coffee mornings, held twice a week for service users to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
Others including nurse practitioners, podiatrists, support dogs and more are welcome.
Melissa Blewitt, marketing and relations manager at Maggs, said: “On behalf of the team at Maggs, we would like to thank you for the delicious cakes specially made by the lovely girls at Malvern St James.
“Our coffee mornings at the day centres are a highlight of the week, and having a nice slice of homemade cake makes such a difference to our service users’ week. It truly is very appreciated.”
All Malvern St James’ Girls School students study food and nutrition, learning how vital it is to have good nourishment for all round health.
They are encouraged to understand not everyone has enough food, emphasising the importance of helping the wider community and respecting food resources.
Sally Turner, Head of Food and Nutrition at Malvern St James, said: “We recognise the fantastic work that Maggs does throughout Worcestershire, and our girls wanted to do something special for everyone to enjoy at their coffee mornings.
“It was a great opportunity to start a conversation about homelessness with the students and how vital Maggs services are to their clients.”