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Bridge Project students served and prepared the guests' food

Bridge Project students served and prepared the guests' food

Several of us from the Mackman Group had a great night out at the Bridge Project‘s charity Dinner & Jazz Evening last Friday. The event, which was sponsored by Mackman, raised £1,100 for the charity which will go directly to replace broken equipment in the charity’s busy community cafe.

Students of the Bridge Project, who have learning disabilities, prepared and served food to the guests and music was provided by the brilliant Accidentals and Flat Broke jazz group. Terry Waite, who has been involved with the Bridge Project for some years as a patron, gave an insightful and entertaining after dinner speech in which he praised Sudbury’s community spirit and highlighted the great work which the Bridge Project performs in training disadvantaged adults and aiding their integration into the wider community. The evening itself was a wonderful vindication of the charity’s work.

Bridge Project Chief Executive Officer, Anesta Newson, sums the evening up: ‘The food was utterly delicious and professionally served by our students. It was a night to remember when everyone worked together and our team shone! We were enormously proud of what we achieved, our students and of everyone involved.’

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