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Lawyers Swap Pinstripes For Pudding Aprons In Aid Of Homeless

National Yorkshire Pudding Day


A city centre hostel for homeless people in Leeds has received a welcome boost thanks to the cooking skills of partners from a national law firm.

To celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day, this Monday lawyers from Irwin Mitchell's Leeds office, in Wellington Place, helped cook and serve more than 40 Yorkshire puddings at St George's Crypt's temporary base in St Michael's Church, West Leeds.

The firm also put a selection of filled Yorkshire puddings on their in-house menu, raising more than £120 for the charity which is dedicated to offering practical care and support to homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds.

Jane Horton, one of the partners who took part in the event, said: "It was really good to get involved at St George's Crypt – it was great to be able to help and I think we got the knack of producing the puddings in the end!

"St George's Crypt helps thousands of people each year in our city and our staff wanted to recognise the amazing job they do. The drop-in centre and residential hostel facilities provide many people with a vital support and shelter at a very difficult time in their lives."

Martin Patterson, Director of Fundraising, said: "We were delighted to have Irwin Mitchell join us for the day. We thank them for all the time they have put in to organising the event and for raising vital funds for us.

"This kind of donation allows us to maintain the day to day support and services the Crypt provides to the Leeds community."