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Skipton volunteers cook up success

22 April 2016

Volunteers from a Skipton café have had sizzling success after securing food hygiene qualifications at the Scoff Café.

Café success

At the café supported by Sanctuary Housing, the group are just some of the committed residents who give up their time to volunteer at the café at Greatwood and Horseclose Community Centre, where its popularity has seen it become a permanent fixture.


Volunteer chef, Ray Marfell, said: “Everyone is really proud of the volunteers earning their food qualifications, they’ve worked really hard. It’s amazing what a success the café has become in the 10 months that it’s been open.”

South Skipton Project

The Scoff Café is just one part of the wider South Skipton Project, a joint initiative from Sanctuary, Yorkshire Housing, Stonewater (formerly Jephson Homes), Craven District Council and North Yorkshire County Council, aimed at engaging the community in creating new opportunities and improving local services.

Lyndsey Cassidy, Sanctuary’s local area manager, commented: “The Scoff Café is going from strength-to-strength and is just one way the South Skipton Project is working with local people to make positive changes to their neighbourhood.

“The project is a fantastic example of how we support the development of successful and sustainable communities in the areas where we operate.”


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