June 2, 2019

Bowcliffe Hosts Archbishop of York Youth Trust Event – with Special Guests Mary Berry and John Sentamu

Photo: Charlotte Graham

On Friday 17th May, we were honoured to host an incredible charity event in aid of The Archbishop of York Youth Trust. Over 70 guests were welcomed to Bowcliffe to enjoy a five-course menu designed and cooked by the Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins of The Yorke Arms. Guests heard from students from St Johns CE Primary Academy in Brighouse and Bishop Young Academy in Seacroft as they shared their experiences of the Young Leaders Award (YLA). The students also took part in a cookery lesson from Frances Atkins and helped the Bowcliffe team serve canapés to attendees.

Photo: Charlotte Graham

Photo: Charlotte Graham

Renowned TV baker, Mary Berry and Archbishop John Sentamu were among the guests in attendance, and the evening raised a staggering £30,000 for the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said: “It has been a thoroughly enjoyable evening, the food and company outstanding! It was a joy and delight to hear from the young people what they have learned from their experience of the Young Leaders Award. Working together, thinking of others and serving their communities brings light into our world, and change for the better. Through the generosity and support of the guests this evening the Youth Trust will be able to reach more schools and encourage more young people to make a difference. Fantastic!

Photo: Charlotte Graham

The menu on the night was nothing short of magnificent, with a starter of Truffled Artichoke, Pea, Yuzu, Lobster and Cerviche of Scallop, which filled the room with the most divine aroma. Laudale Venison took centre stage for the main and was followed by a mouth-watering Basil, Gooseberry Parfait and Elderflower and Mary Berry’s Cappuccino Tart.

The Youth Trust aims to inspire generations of young leaders to change the world for the better by developing character and leadership skills.

Through the YLA, the Youth Trust has helped over 80,000 young people in 650 schools to learn and practice leadership skills.

An enormous ‘thank you’ to everyone involved for making the evening so memorable.