To celebrate Amnesty International’s 50 years of fighting for human rights, the youth of Hadleigh Temple Corps donned their aprons and got baking.
To celebrate its golden jubilee, which occurred on the 28th of May, the movement created the idea of “Amnes Tea Party” and encouraged supporters to bake cakes and hold tea parties in order to raise funds. Claire, who is on the Amnesty mailing list following a talk at the Temple by an Amnesty representative some months ago, decided to take up the challenge:
“I thought it was a good idea to help get the youth involved something practical that helps give them a wider perspective of what’s going on in the world, “ explains Claire.
The cakes were made available to the congregation after the Sunday morning meeting and donations were invited. Around £100 was raised which will go to support the work of Amnesty.
According to Claire the effort was a success and she is looking forward to more events that focus on the wider issues in the world such as fair trade.
Amnesty's website is at http://www.amnesty.org.uk
Pictures by Ben Still