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Radish serves up treats to raise Ukraine cash

Chefs in Radish’s education and assisted living sectors have used their skills to help those in Ukraine – they created delicious cakes and treats to sell and raise money for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

We would like say a huge thank you to Radish’s schools and clients for supporting the sales – altogether they raised an amazing total of £6, 815!

The idea for the sales came from education sector operations manager Keighley Ridler-Cannon, who already helps out at soup kitchens and carries out charity work during holiday time.

She said: ‘I am deeply saddened by what is happening in Ukraine and decided that I had to do something to help.

‘My team and my clients agreed, and everyone rallied round to organise bake sales at our schools.’

One school, St Mary’s and St Peter’s Primary, in Teddington, raised an astounding £1,112.

Assisted living perations manager, Dianne Cook, got her teams involved as well and sales of cakes at our assisted living sites have raised an additional £667.

Radish’s managing director Rebecca Bridgement, and some of its senior management team also joined the catering teams in creating more mouth-watering treats which went on sale in our Harpenden office.

Keighley said: ‘It’s fantastic that we have all been able to come together to raise so much money.

‘I really think it is important to help others who need it and we need to be kind and help where we can.’

Rebecca said: ‘I would like to say a huge thank you Keighley and her teams in the education sector and to Dianne and her assisted living teams.

‘All of us in Radish are hugely proud of what you have achieved and we hope that this will help make a difference to those suffering in Ukraine.’

Our thanks go to the following schools which held sales:

  • Lingfield Primary School
  • St John’s C of E Primary School
  • St Mary’s & St Peter’s C of E Primary School
  • St Paul’s C of E VA Primary & Nursery School
  • St Mary’s Primary School
  • Heathfield Infant School
  • Wendell Park Primary School
  • Kenmont Primary School
  • Normand Croft Community School
  • St Mary’s sand St John’s School’s Bennett House, Neale House and Stamford Raffles
  • Sandhurst Primary School, in Lewisham.

And to the following Firstport assisted living sites:

  • Kingsley Court
  • Darwin Court
  • Risingholme Court
  • Cwt Sant Tundo
  • Castle Court
  • Nelson Court
  • Lauren Court
  • Coachman Court

Anyone who would like to contribute to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal can do so at Radish’s JustGiving page.