Offenders cook Christmas meal for lunch club
Five offenders cooked the meal at the St. Mark’s lunch club in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire for older people in the community.
David Hills, Community Payback Supervisor at Gloucestershire Probation Trust, said:
'The club has not only given offenders the opportunity to learn new skills, but to repay society by preparing and cooking a hot meal for our vulnerable residents.'
Offenders prepare the meal from raw ingredients, serve the meal and clean up afterwards as part of their community payback. They also have the opportunity to work toward a national qualification in catering.
Offenders on community payback donned aprons and chefs’ hats as they prepared and served Christmas dinner at a lunch club for the elderly.
Community payback is a punishment handed out by the courts as part of a community sentence. Offenders are made to carry out unpaid work such as removing graffiti, bringing derelict areas and buildings back into public use, clearing church yards, and unused allotments, repairing park benches and playground equipment.
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