The three days of British Summer may have slowed us down a bit (not a big demand for pork roast lunches when it’s Pimms o’clock every hour in the sun), but we haven’t given up on sweetening the day of those in need.
During July, TRJFP Chester partnered up with the Holy Trinity Church in Blacon and donated food for their Summer Holiday Activities. The church is providing free meals every Monday and Thursday to children and their families in Blacon. Since some children rely on free school lunches, once school is out, that safety net is out of their reach. During the first day of the holiday activities, we made pizza under the guidance of Tesco health food advisors. We also took part in some highly satisfying crafting activities, helping children make photo frames and draw their faces on the paper tablecloths, all kindly organised by Ed Green, Trinity’s Outreach Co-Ordinator. The holiday club at the church is running at full steam through the month of August, as well, so pop in if you are in the area and give them a hand or sit down for a friendly chat with Sue over a cuppa and a snack. We guarantee that the strawberries are fresh and the fruit scones are divine.
Summer won’t be the same without a pop up in the park. So we are teaming up with Chester Pride again, this time sponsoring their cupcake decoration contest. That’s right – knowing how deliciously moist the giant muffins we provide are, we couldn’t help but enlist ourselves as judges in the contest. My children included, of course. It will be curious to see how many bites of chocolate on chocolate with chocolate chips can my three-year old son have before he storms out of the contest for a run around the park. That event is coming up on 13th August from 12-16 o’clock at the Grosvenor Park in Chester, so sign up for the cake icing competition, do stop by, make your own perfect cupcake and don’t forget to try our mini sandwiches and other baked delicacies. Pay as you feel, as always. See you there!