Home   Haverhill   News   Article

Lockdown workers in Haverhill are handed a tasty bonus in gratitude for their efforts




A tasty tea-time treat has been enjoyed this week by a number of lucky beneficiaries thanks to a new initiative by Haverhill Arts Centre and Haverhill Town Council.

The arts centre café had cakes in stock that were approaching their best before date and so rather than let them go to waste distributed them to teams of workers who continued to serve the local community during lockdown.

Businesses were nominated for the ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ initiative via the town council’s Facebook page.

Staff at Haverhill's Royal Mail depot with their cake. Submitted picture
Staff at Haverhill's Royal Mail depot with their cake. Submitted picture

The teams that benefited were Vets4Pets, Place Farm Primary Academy, the Royal Mail delivery office, David Holland Pharmacy, Happy Faces Pre-school and Highpoint Prison staff.

All were delighted with their sweet surprise, evidenced by some of the comments posted on the arts centre and town council Facebook pages.

Happy Faces Pre-school remarked: “Thank you so much. The cake was very yummy.”

Place Farm Primary Academy head teacher Jane Sendall with the cake. Submitted
Place Farm Primary Academy head teacher Jane Sendall with the cake. Submitted

Vets4Pets posted: “Thank you so much from us all at Vets4Pets! It was delicious!!”

Place Farm Primary Academy said on social media: “What very many thanks everyone for the nomination.

“Place Farm staff have received a delicious cake from Haverhill Town Council. Thank you!”

The Let Them Eat Cake project has proved so popular that the town council’s Haverhill Community Kitchen has taken up the reins.

Co-ordinator Shaun Hill said: “What a pleasure it will be to bake from scratch more cakes, cookies and tarts so additional Haverhill business can be thanked for all the work they have done in the past 12 months.

“Afterwards, the recipes will be posted on the Haverhill Community Kitchen’s Facebook page along with tips and advice on how to get in the baking habit at home”

If you would like to nominate a business or team to receive a cake go to the arts centre and town council Facebook pages or send a message to shaun.hill@haverhill-tc.gov.uk

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk