Charity dough-nation a huge hit with youngsters at homeless charity

Rebecca El Ouafi and Gayle Watson receive the sandwich donations from Adrian Beckett

Rebecca El Ouafi and Gayle Watson receive the sandwich donations from Adrian Beckett

First published in Local

AWARD-winning Becketts Farm Shop marked British Sandwich Week by donating dozens of sandwiches to Birmingham youth homelessness charity St Basils.

The 50 mouth-watering sarnies - featuring a variety of popular fillings from ham salad to tuna mayonnaise – were warmly welcomed by the young people at the charity’s Kings Norton and Moseley accommodation schemes.

St Basils works with homeless young people and families across Birmingham, helping them to remain off the streets and live independent lives by providing accommodation and a chance to develop key life skills.

Receiving the sandwiches from Adrian Beckett, from Becketts, support worker Rebecca El Ouafi said: “We’re really grateful to Becketts for thinking of us in this way and it was totally unexpected. It’s a great example of a local business doing something different to support this charity.

"The young people we’re working with in Kings Norton and Moseley were really excited about their special lunch.”

Mr Beckett added: “At Becketts, sandwiches are one of our most popular items and are a staple food that many of us take for granted. We felt that we could mark British Sandwich Week by giving something back to some local young people who are somewhat less advantaged.

“Visiting St Basils’ Brandwood site, we were very impressed by what this charity is doing for young people –it’s great that they are getting support to learn new skills that will help them move forward and live more independently.”

Becketts Farm Shop last year scooped the BBC Good Food Show’s Best Farm Shop award (Midlands) for its expansive deli counter and quality food products after scores of customer nominations and mystery shopper ratings.

British Sandwich Week ran from May 11-17 and is led by the British Sandwich Association.

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