Tullamore cake sale raises €1,000 for SERVE

A CAKE sale in aid of SERVE Project, outreach to Mozambique 2011, was held in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore on Thursday, May 26 last. The collection of home baking donated by numerous volunteer bakers was quickly snapped up by visitors to the centre on the day.

A CAKE sale in aid of SERVE Project, outreach to Mozambique 2011, was held in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore on Thursday, May 26 last. The collection of home baking donated by numerous volunteer bakers was quickly snapped up by visitors to the centre on the day.

SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling poverty in the majority world. They strive to do this by working in solidarity, service and partnership with marginalised and oppressed communities, empowering them to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice.

During the summer of 2011, a team of thirteen Irish adults, led by two experienced leaders will travel to Beira in Mozambique to volunteer on a SERVE development project. Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, destroyed by war and a constrained economy, but thankfully now in the process of recovery.

The SERVE project in Mozambique will support “Young Africa”, an organisation that is committed to the capacity building of the youth sector in Southern Africa.

SERVE’s volunteers will financially support the Young Africa project, while lending their time and energy to assist in the workshops on-site and leading an outreach to local orphanages and community organisations.

They will also contribute to the on-going skills training and personal development projects within the campus, focussing specifically on the on-site hostel for orphan girls.

The cake sale was a resounding success realising over €1,000. Thanks to all those who contributed by buying cakes, those who baked and especially those who organised and ran the event, Ann Sheridan, Mairéad Sheridan, Collette Connor, Ann Bracken and Bernie Keenaghan.

Should you have missed the sale but wish to make a contribution this would be gratefully appreciated.  You can do so online at www.serve.ie/mozambique, sending your contribution directly by post to SERVE, PO Box 807, South City Delivery Office, Togher, Cork or by making a direct contribution to the SERVE bank account - Account Name: SERVE in Solidarity Account, Acount Number: 09889023, Sort Code: 93-10-71, Branch: AIB, 9 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

You can also check SERVE out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/serve.in.solidarity