Over £1,000 raised for The People’s Kitchen through cake boxes

Aspiring solicitors at Sintons have raised over £1,000 through creating cake boxes for colleagues in the firm to enjoy during their coffee breaks.

Sintons’ trainees and solicitor apprentices have created boxes of sweet treats on a number of occasions over the past six months, which are delivered to desks around the firm’s Newcastle headquarters.

The latest initiative will centre around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a Jubilee-themed coffee morning being held to allow staff to mark the momentous occasion, while also raising money for charity.

In return for the cake box, which also comes with tea or coffee, a minimum donation of £5 must be made to Sintons’ staff charity, The People’s Kitchen, whose Bath Lane base is just metres away from Sintons’ headquarters, The Cube on Barrack Road.

And in just six months, the trainees and apprentices have raised over £1,000 through their thoughtful project, which will help to support The People’s Kitchen in their work with homeless and vulnerable people in Newcastle.

The much-loved charity, which has been tackling hunger and loneliness in the city since 1985, is Sintons’ nominated charity for the next two years, and will be the focus of all the firm’s fundraising efforts.

David Pritchard, head of Sintons’ CSR committee, said: “At Sintons, we always try to do things a little bit differently, so that we engage staff throughout the firm in initiatives they’ll want to take part in.

“I think the cake boxes is a great example of that, where our trainees and solicitor apprentices have taken this idea and run with it, delivering very welcome sweet treats and drinks to desks around the firm and raising vital funds for our staff charity in the process.

“To hit the £1,000 mark is quite a milestone, and great recognition of their efforts, as well as the generosity of our colleagues who have donated. This will go directly to The People’s Kitchen, as we continue to support them and their team of selfless volunteers in their work with some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”

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