Events and catering colleagues takeover YMCA Community Meal

Colleagues from Keele University Events and Conferencing and catering volunteered to host the latest YMCA North Staffordshire Community Meal, taking place on Friday 5th April.

The Community Meal, often welcoming around 200 visitors, takes place on the first Friday of every month, bringing together different members of the community to share food, stories and have a good chat with old and new friends.

Keele colleagues worked together to take equipment to the YMCA, based in Stoke-on-Trent, to prepare the meal where they served a main course of steak and ale pie or cheese pie, with roast potatoes and vegetables, before serving a choice of dessert.

Commenting on the volunteering experience, Helen Cuddy, Commercial Business Development at Keele University Events and Conferencing, said: “We have been working closely with YMCA North Staffordshire on a number of projects recently and when they told us about their monthly Community Meal, we knew we wanted to get involved.

“The team worked really hard to pull together such a wonderful meal and it was a fantastic experience to see members of the YMCA community get together to enjoy some food and each others company. I’m really proud of what the team from Keele delivered on the day!”

More than 1500 people use YMCA North Staffordshire every month from a wide customer base – young people, families, children, community groups, sports teams, vulnerable adults, youth clubs, business meetings and art classes, where they find support and encouragement.

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