Brewing up a treat for MIND

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Following the rejuvenation of Ripon operatics and youth theatre, some young people are hosting a charity coffee morning tomorrow (Friday) to raise funds for MIND.

Join a group of young people from Ripon Grammar, Harrogate Grammar, Nidderdale High and King James for a morning of tea, coffee and home-made cakes, accompanied by live pianists, Tom Jansen and Scott Place.

The event takes place at Ripon Amateur Operatic Society (RAOS) at 49 Allhallowgate. It is going to be held by the group of 13 students between 10am and 2pm, following a week of fundraising and helping the local community.

This has included painting Ripon Operatic Society hall and collecting donations for the local branch of mental health charity MIND, which got involved with Ripon Operatic Society through one of its members from Ripon, who has been in the youth theatre group for years.

She felt she could help to make a difference to the operatic centre and to the wider community of more than 50 young people and 35 adults who use the centre for weekly rehearsals.

Jo Borchard, a member of RAOS, said it was “a great project – helping to make the new RAOS and Ripon Youth Theatre hall a fabulous venue for a variety of future events.”

The event will be a celebration of the week-long project the students undertook during their final week of the national programme National Citizen Service.