This week our young people were invited to The Woodspeen restaurant and cookery school, with Owner and Michelin Chef, John Campbell. John put together lessons on budget shopping, storing food and cooking lessons, our young people cooked soup, chicken casserole, chicken curry and bolognese.
On Friday they will go back and tackle deserts, with a plan from John who also gave one of our young people a budget to buy ingredients for a family recipe she remembers when she was small, and, if successful, he has promised to put it on the Woodspeen menu. How fantastic is that. We now have a very excited young lady in the house. Small things to some can honestly make such a big difference to others.
Our young people have benefited so much from this support and help with budget cooking.
John took the time to personalise these lessons for our charity and we would like to thank him and the team at the Woodspeen for all their support and help...
THANK YOU FROM ALL AT YPACF
Thanks to all you lovely people who have donated soft toys to us recently. Some of the Community events committee, Chris, Leslie, Rose and Patsy, all had fun wrapping them all last week, in preparation for our Tombola stall at the Holybrook fete in Calcot, Reading on the 19th June. You can see us in action here.
More information about the Fete
The Fete starts at 12.00 and is open until 4.00pm. Our Tombola will be £1.00 a go with a prize every time. So pop the date in your diary, spread the word and come and support us at this early summer fete.
For more information about the fete just click here.
More donations of soft toys are always welcome.
We wash them, brush them, bow them, have a chat with them to show them a bit of love then wrap them. They are all then ready to be won and taken to their lovely new home.
If you have any soft toys you wish to donate please get in touch with us via email.
The aim of our second house is to provide accommodation for more independent living. Young people who’ve completed their time at Cornerstone and are ready for independent living, will have the opportunity to move in here. They will be living independently, without an onsite supervisor, but in the knowledge that the charity are only a phone-call away should they have a wobble or need some other form of support from us during this transition. We feel it’s another vital stepping stone between care and full independence.
We will reveal more details on the house over the forthcoming weeks and we will be asking for your support too. We'll be needing donations of furniture and furnishings to help turn it from a bare house to a functioning home, so if you have some household items please keep hold of them for us if at all possible until we have the keys to the house and can take the goods.
Please keep an eye on our News Blog, Facebook and/or Twitter so not to miss the latest updates. We'd love it if you could spread the word too, so more people can join and support us on our journey as we truly make a difference to the young people and children of Berkshire, who would otherwise be homeless.
Exciting times indeed for Young People And Children First :)
The Team @ Young People & Children First
We are a mixture of volunteers, employees and Trustees who want to share all our fabulous news to all you amazing supporters.