Squire’s Kitchen Exhibition 2017

The weekend of 11th and 12th March 2017 saw the 31st annual Squire’s Kitchen Exhibition.

Held in Farnham Maltings, the exhibition attracted people from across the country and was a celebration of all things sugar. With demonstrations on everything from creating chocolate flowers to watercolour cake painting, there was plenty to interest and inspire. The several competitions, including a show-stopping wedding cake category, proved just how much talent there is out there! Photos can be found on the Squire’s Kitchen facebook page.

For the exhibition, some of our former attendees learnt how to make sugar animals and entered the children’s cake competition. One of them even came third! Well done to all of the sugar crafters – your creations were amazing!

In addition, Squire’s Kitchen chose to raise money for Change of Scene. The fee for entering the ‘Farmyard Birthday Cake for Children’ was donated directly to the Charity.

Despite stiff competition, our very own Kim Field received Highly Commended for her entry, which was a great result for her first attempt. The cake tasted delicious too!

We were also delighted to be invited along to the Exhibition. All weekend, staff and volunteers from Change of Scene managed a stall where we raffled Paul Hollywood’s book ‘The Weekend Baker’, and a ‘choose a square’ competition which attracted a lot of attention. The prize for this was a hamper donated by Squire’s Kitchen, full of all sorts of decorating goodies. The book was won by Lynda Sheahan and the hamper by Sarah Francis. Many thanks to all who entered.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all at Squire’s Kitchen for a superbly planned and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. We have been amazed by the generosity of all and are deeply grateful for being chosen.

Sue Weaver wins Services to Farnham Award

On Monday 27th February, the 2017 Services to Farnham Awards took place. Sponsored by Sir Ray Tindle of the Tindle News Group, this annual events recognises people who ‘provide an outstanding or crucial service to the community or the people of Farnham.’

This year, our very own Sue Weaver received an award. This is what was said about her:

For services to young people through Change of Scene

As founder and Voluntary Chief Officer at Change of Scene, Sue Weaver provides a place of calmness and a sanctuary for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Farnham who have experienced trauma in their short lives. Her passion for helping the children is evidenced by giving them one-to-one attention and nurturing their hidden skills and sense of purpose through plants and animals, so that they can be ready to face the world and all the challenges it represents. Her skill, vision and tireless dedication in making a life-changing difference for disadvantaged young people is demonstrated by her success. As a result, Sue and her team have developed Change of Scene into a well-respected charity and an acknowledged centre of learning.

Sue is inspirational and is most deserving of an award to recognise her contribution to the local community.

Well done Sue; you really deserve it!