Mayor raises money with staff soup kitchen
Staff at Gedling Borough Council joined their Mayor in the kitchen to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people.
Councillor Bob Collis, who is raising money for Framework and Emmanuel House during his year in office in a variety of fun and interesting ways (including a sponsored slim), held a soup kitchen event for staff and visitors last week, who were charged a small fee for their lunch.
The money raised will go towards supporting Framework’s Skills for Independence programme, which helps teach vital life-skills to formerly homeless people.
He explained: “These skills are so important to prevent people from sliding back into homelessness in the future. There are young people leaving the care system who do not have the skills and support they need and risk falling through the cracks. If that can get this kind of training when they most need it is better for everyone.”