A Basingstoke charity project that teaches young adults with learning difficulties how to cook and bake has been given a funding boost of £5,000.
Aldermaston-based Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) donated the cash to the Café Dome in Brighton Hill last week to keep up their charity catering courses.
Café manager Carl Manners said: “The money will make a huge difference to the project and will help us provide more formal BTEC entry qualifications.”
Kathryn Coppuck, a student at the project for three years, said: “It is brilliant here, I really love spending time in the kitchen and making the cakes. My favourite is chocolate cake.”
The training is run by Basingstoke College of Technology and volunteers.
Café Dome is open four days a week and students provide front of house, coffee counter service and cooking in the kitchens.
Maxine Tribe, of AWE, handed over the cheque last Monday.
Her stepson is training in catering there twice a week.
She said: “I know first hand the difference this charity makes to the lives of these very special students.
“I was absolutely delighted to find out the café was to receive this large donation.”