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Washburn Heritage Centre donate proceeds to Harrogate charity

Visitors to Washburn Heritage Centre Tea Rooms have been enjoying 'cake with a conscience' as proceeds are being donated to charity. The team room are donating proceeds of bakers' expenses to Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) - their chosen 'charity of the year.' And volunteers at the Heritage Centre at Fewston Church have already raised more than £450 for the charity that supports older and vulnerable people living at home. Jenny Wilson, Administrator at Washburn Heritage Centre, said:

"We are delighted to be supporting HELP once again through the donation of baking expenses by our lovely team of bakers. "We are all working hard to recover from the pandemic and it is great to see volunteers and visitors back in the Tea Room once again."
Visitors to the Washburn Heritage Centre can enjoy light lunches, cakes and drinks served by teams of volunteers. The Tea Room prides itself on using local suppliers including eggs, pork pies and roast ham. Lizzie Hughes, Project Development Officer at HELP, said:
"The volunteers at the Washburn Heritage Centre are dedicated to creating a wonderful welcome for walkers and visitors and to ensuring its success. "The fact that their efforts raise money for local charities is an added bonus at a time when community fundraising is hugely important for small charities. "As the Community Support Organisation for the Covid effort we are now concentrating on supporting those wanting to get back out into their community after a very long period of isolation. "We can only do this with the support of the local community and are hugely grateful for the support of the team at Washburn Heritage Centre."
As well as a permanent exhibition in the Church, the Tea Room features information about the heritage and history of the Washburn Valley. The Tea Room is open on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 4pm (Sunday only during the autumn and winter). Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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