Bakery department serve up treat for shielding families

Bakery department serve up treat for shielding families

The bakery department at Tameside College donates baking supplies, to help families and children during lockdown.

Flour, sugar, icing sugar and range of other items have been donated to charity, Reuben’s Retreat, for 140 families to use.

Reuben’s Retreat is a national charity, providing support for families with children who have life threatening conditions. Many of the families Reuben’s Retreat support are ‘shielding’ at home during the lockdown period and baking is one of the ways they have been keeping occupied.

Harriet Pratt, children and young people’s champion at Reuben’s Retreat, said: "We would like to thank the college for kindly donating these goods to the charity. We have been working tirelessly throughout the lockdown to provide these families with all kinds of support and the bakery products will go a long way to give some joy and fun, to families that need it the most."

Damian Cox, head of department for bakery, said: "I am delighted that the college is able to help Reuben’s Retreat and those they support. Baking is a fantastic way to learn new skills and enjoy yourself. The lockdown is even tougher for those who cannot leave home at all and it’s the small things that make a difference right now. We look forward to working with the charity again in the future."

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