Blackpool young carers have their cake thanks to Myerscough College

Friday 16 Jun 2017

Myerscough College has donated a specially-made garden themed cake to the Blackpool Carers Centre to enjoy during a special celebration this weekend.

The cake was made as part of Myerscough’s Open Day & Country Fair and was due to be given away as a prize as part of the day. However, when the cake, made by local company, Cake That & Party, was won, recipient Allison Wigg decided instead to donate it back to the College to give away to a chosen charity instead.

Myerscough has a close connection with the Blackpool Carers Centre, following the College’s involvement in the major renovation of the site on Newton Drive as part of the BBC’s DIY: SOS last year. Since then, staff and students have been part of the team that has continued the maintenance and completion of the extensive garden area that the carers who use the centre enjoy. The specialist expertise of staff and learners from Myerscough College continues to help the garden flourish.

Lee Price, Employer Services Manager said; “It’s fantastic to be able to give the cake to such a worthy cause and massive thanks to Allison for the kind gesture. I hope the young carers, their parents, volunteers and staff have a great garden party and that the cake tastes as good as it looks.”

Tomorrow (Saturday), they’re hosting a Garden Party to celebrate the end of Carers Week, where the cake will be enjoyed by guests. The Laurence Mitchell Garden, named after the landscape architect who designed it, will officially be opened.

The photograph shows staff and young Blackpool Carers in the gardens of the centre at Beaverbrooks House, with Myerscough College Employer Services Manager, Lee Price.

The Garden Party is a free event and runs from 11am to 3pm at the centre on Newton Drive.

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by Dave Salmon

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