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University chefs’ Christmas cheer for young care-leavers

Posted on 22 December 2014

Chefs from the University of York worked with young care leavers to prepare a special Christmas meal at Moor Lane Youth Centre in the city.

Chef Ian Dickinson and young care leaver Callum preparing Christmas lunch

York Cares is a partner in the Springboard Project which provides opportunities for care leavers aged 16-25. York Cares works with local employers to give young care leavers an insight into the working environment.

The University’s Executive Chef Andrew Wood designed a menu and he and fellow chef, Ian Dickinson, worked with the young people to prepare the meal for themselves and other Springboard project partners. Andrew Wood provided the turkey and the other food was donated by Tesco, Tadcaster Road.

All the young people received a Christmas gift provided by Louise Isles and colleagues from the University’s Department of Archaeology and a team from Aviva  as part of the York Cares Christmas Collection for those in need in the city.

Helen Green, Volunteering Project Officer for York Cares said: "We are so grateful to the University of York and Tesco for their generous contributions to this event for young people leaving care. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for these young people and it was wonderful to see them learning from the chefs and creating something together that we were all able to share."

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