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All heart for Doncaster hospice appeal

Kay Largent, a trained chocolatier, has just started working at the Victorian Tea Room, based on Woodfield Park, Balby.

Kay Largent, a trained chocolatier, has just started working at the Victorian Tea Room, based on Woodfield Park, Balby.

A new recruit at a flourishing Doncaster-based social enterprise is all heart, and her talents will be used to help raise money for the town’s hospice appeal.

Kay Largent, a trained chocolatier, has just started working at the Victorian Tea Room, based on Woodfield Park, Balby – the former HQ of a local health trust - and on Sunday, February 9th, she will be raffling off a chocolate sculpture at a Valentine’s event at the site with all money raised going to the St John’s Hospice Development Appeal.

The Victorian Tea Rooms are part of an up-and-coming social enterprise supported by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and also includes a Victorian Walled Garden and shop and St Catherine’s House – which offers office space to let as well as events and conferencing facilities.

Kay, who has still to decide what she will make out of chocolate, was trained in the skill at the Callebaut Academy, Oxford.

Kay said: “I’ve been a chocolatier for four years and will be using my skills in the Victorian Tea Room. The least I can do is use my skills to try and raise money for the local hospice appeal. Why not come along to our event, buy some raffle tickets and enjoy the rest of the events going off on the day.”

The chocolate sculpture will be raffled at a Valentine’s Craft Fair, which will run from 11am to 5pm. The Victorian Walled Garden will also be open and visitors can enjoy a woodland walk on the site as well as a craft fair taking place in St Catherine’s House.

 

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