Enjoy an oatcake on Staffordshire Day and help the Gingerbread Centre to support homeless families

The Gingerbread Centre is inviting local residents to join them for an oatcake to celebrate Staffordshire Day.

The Stoke-on-Trent based homelessness charity is an official partner in this year’s May 1st Staffordshire Day celebrations, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire.

Oatcake stalls will be set up outside the Gingerbread Centre’s two accommodation units at Rothesay Court, Normacot, between 12 noon and 2pm, and Catherine Court, Hanley, between 11.30am and 2pm, where staff and residents will be cooking oatcakes with favourite fillings, such as bacon and cheese.

“Anyone can come along to celebrate Staffordshire Day, enjoy an oatcake and help our homelessness support charity,” said Wendy Hocking, Chief Executive at the Gingerbread Centre. “We will have collecting buckets and we will ask people to make a donation. Funds raised by the Gingerbread Centre support activities and wellbeing programmes for the residents, with the aim of helping them to build a better future when they leave us.”

The Gingerbread Centre provides accommodation for homeless families and young parents. Catherine Court, Eastfield Drive, Hanley, is Gingerbread’s Young Parents supported accommodation unit, with seven self-contained flats and four two-bedroom properties, providing 24-hour supported accommodation for pregnant teenagers and parents aged 16 to 18.

Rothesay Court, Furnace Road, Normacot, provides supported accommodation for up to 22 homeless families and single pregnant women. Each flat has a kitchen, bathroom and lounge and is fully furnished.

Staffordshire Day was first held in 2016 and is celebrated on May 1st – the birthday of Josiah Wedgwood, probably the world’s best-known potter.

To find out more about, or support, the Gingerbread Centre, please go online to www.gingerbreadcentre.co.uk.


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