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AWE has donated £5000 to a local charity that supports young adults with learning
Café Dome provides training through Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)
and the voluntary sector for adults with learning disabilities to train in the catering
trade. AWE’s Maxine Tribe met with students at Café Dome in Brighton Hill to handover the
£5000 donation from the AWE community committee.
Maxine’s stepson is currently training in catering at the café twice a week, and has
been involved in various fundraising activities at Café Dome for several years.
Maxine said: “I know first hand the difference this charity makes to the lives of these
very special students and was absolutely delighted to find out the café was to
receive this large donation from AWE.”
Michele Maidment, secretary to the AWE community committee said: “AWE is
committed to supporting local and national charities with donations, sponsorship and
practical help. AWE is committed to being a good neighbour and working with its
local communities. It was a pleasure to meet the students and hear how they enjoy
their time at the café.”
Café Dome is open four days a week to the general public where the students
provide front of house, coffee counter service and cooking in the kitchens. The
project relies totally on charitable donations and fundraising.
Carl Manners the café manager said: “The money will make a huge difference to the
project and will help us provide more formal BTEC entry qualifications and learning
to students. Thank you AWE for this generous donation.”
Jean Cato, a volunteer at the project for five years said: “I always look forward to my
time here teaching the students to bake. It is not just about learning catering skills
but more about raising the student’s confidence. We both learn from each other.”
Student Kathryn Coppuck has been a student at the project for three years said: “It is brilliant here, I really love spending time in the kitchen and making the cakes. My favourite is chocolate cake.”
Notes to Editors
1. AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK’s nuclear deterrent
2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.
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