Brighton Youngsters Host Charity Coffee Morning | STUK

Brighton youngsters boost skills with community coffee morning for charity

October 1st, 2019

Kind-hearted youngsters in Brighton whipped out their whisks and put the kettle on for a fundraising coffee morning in aid of a cancer charity.

Learners and tutors at Skills Training UK’s Brighton Centre invited members of the community to attend for coffee and cake to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World's Biggest Coffee Morning’.

The Centre, which provides free courses and work experience to help 16-24s progress into employment or further study, raised £50 for charity after inviting parents and carers, local businesses and recruitment partners to the event on Friday 27 September.

The amount raised would allow Macmillan to run its Online Community forum for over an hour – providing emotional and practical support to around 750 people affected by cancer.

Sean Atkinson, Skills Training UK Brighton Centre Manager, said: “It was fantastic to see our learners and tutors getting into the fundraising spirit by joining Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The event was a great opportunity for learners to get involved with their local community and further develop skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication, all while raising money for a brilliant charity.”

Learners and tutors also enjoyed activities and competitions, including a ‘guess the number of berries in the pie’ challenge to win a free haircut at Rewards Hair Academy, also based in North Road.

Skills Training UK’s learners, some of whom struggled at school or overcome personal challenges, study free vocational BTEC qualifications and Traineeship programmes at the Brighton Centre, based next to the Brighthelm Centre in North Road in the city centre.

The training provider, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is currently enrolling for its latest cohort of learners. Courses are sector-specific, helping to prepare youngsters for careers ranging from Business Administration and Retail to Health & Social Care and Customer Service.

Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public’s help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost four million by 2030.

Skills Training UK’s Brighton Training Centre in North Road provides vocational BTEC, English and maths courses for 16-18s and employability-focused Traineeship programmes for 16-24s. For more, call 01273 666389, email