Tuck into treat for Sheffield homeless charity

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Staff at a Sheffield city centre cafe are serving up charity scones to shoppers – to help young homeless people.

Staff at the Eten Café in York Street, opposite the Star’s offices, have created a special Christmas cranberry and cinnamon scone and will be donating £1 from every sale to Roundabout.

The charity supports 150 homeless young people across Sheffield every day and has the only emergency hostel in the city for young homeless people aged 16 to 21.

“We love the many ingenious ways people find to support us and help us find the money we need to continue our vital work with young people across the city,” said Roundabout fundraising co-ordinator Amy Casbolt.

“Having tried one myself I can confirm that the Eten scones are delicious – it’s one of the tastiest ways I can think of to show your support for a great cause.”

The charity helps young people in its care to plan for the future and teaches them valuable life skills to help them live independently in the community.

Roundabout also runs a peer education project with young homeless people going into schools to talk to teens about their experiences and encourage them not to leave home unless absolutely necessary.