Students, from Stoke on Trent College, supported Macmillan Cancer Care by holding their first Afternoon Tea this week.

The event was held in the student-led Atrium restaurant at the colleges Cauldon Campus on Tuesday 3rd October.

The Hospitality and Catering students baked cakes, set up the event and even displayed their selling skills to entertain visitors.  College staff and fellow students supported them, to raise money for Macmillan.

Stoke on Trent College, Restaurant and Operations Manager, Dawn Vincent, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for our students to work with other organisations within the community.  As well as their catering skills, they will be learning about costings and profits – in order to fund raise for a worthwhile cause”.

This isn’t the first time students at the college have been raising money for charity.  Various events take place throughout the year.  Foundation level students on the introductory hair and beauty course sold natural products such as lip balms and bath bombs to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice whilst other students raised money by having a “onesie” day.

A selection of Traditional sandwiches were served along with Tomato and Red Pepper soup and a selection of Desserts.  These were served with a choice of freshly ground coffee, Twinning’s Everyday Tea or a selection of infused fruit and herb teas.

This was the first of many events throughout this academic year in the Atrium Restaurant.

On Tuesday 17th October the students will be hosting an afternoon tea for Breast Cancer Care whilst on October 31st there will be a Halloween Party for youngsters to the age of 10 including tea, party games and a chance to get their face painted as well as ghostly nails!

To book call 01782 603648 or email dawn.vincent@stokecoll.ac.uk.