Gill's Cakes is delighted to announce it's association with
local Charity 'The Walton Lea Partnership'.
Directions to Walton Lea - see the end of this page...
Walton Lea is a Charity that provides supported employment and enrichment
for adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, mobility issues
and early onset Alzheimers.
The types of job on offer at Walton Lea are gardening, woodwork, floristry,
conservation work, working in the shop and dealing with customers.
In order to finance the work Walton Lea relies on support from:
Warrington Social Services, Charitable trusts,
Sales of vegetables and plants that they grow,
Sales of seasonal products that they make and
Short courses that are offered in subjects
like floristry and furniture restoration.
Gill's Cakes are available in the Walton Lea shop and in the Walton Lea tea room.
The Mini 'Spring Flower' Fruit Cakes below will be available w/c 5th March 2018, gift-wrapped in cellophane/ribbon ready for Mothers Day & Easter.
In the tea room you will see a wide range of different cakes, for you to enjoy with a pot of tea or other refreshments.
Popular regular flavours include, Coffee & Walnut, Lemon Drizzle, Lemon layered Buttercream with a Zingy Lemon Curd, Victoria Sponge Sandwich, Lightly Spiced Rich Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting,Chocolate Truffle Cake, Coconut Cake, Farmhouse Fruit Cake, Date & Walnut & Delicious Almond & Cherry Cake - to name but a few!
If you enjoy making your own celebration cakes then Gill will be happy to make
some bespoke sugar decorations / lettering especially to suit the occasion - just ask!!
Any Gill's Cakes' purchase from Walton Lea will contribute to the Charity's funds.
Where is Walton Lea?
It will take just 5 mins from the centre of Stockton Heath.
Some Easy Directions........
From Stockton Heath town centre, turn down Walton Road at the Police Station crossroads, go past Aldi on your right and continue to the end of this road to a
T junction and then turn left onto Chester Road.
From Chester Road, continue for about a half mile, past the new houses on your left, follow the road as it bends to the left, you will see a bicycle on the grass verge, immediately turn left up the inclined dirt track road,
Follow this dirt-track for a few yards until you reach a cottage,
turn right before the cottage and then first left into the
small car park. If you carry on up the hill a little way and turn left there is an overflow car park.
CAN YOU HELP? If you feel you can donate some of your time to Walton Lea,
no matter how small that time may be,
or if you can offer a particular skill or indeed a donation,
Please contact them:
Tel. 01925 860143
Website.click on: www.waltonlea.org.uk
Walton Lea Walled Garden,
DONATE ANY UNWANTED FURNITURE, WOOD, PAINT, GARDEN SUPPLIES,
TOOLS, OLD OR UNUSED BIKES. These can be recycled and upcycled!
It's a great way to develop the skills of the beneficiaries and also raise money
for the charity.
Walton Lea will collect, you'd be surprised what they can make use of!!
HISTORY OF THE CHARITY
The Walton Lea Project opened in 1998. The vision to train and employ adults with learning difficulties in horticulture grew out of discussions between Warrington Community Transport and the Supported Learning Department of Warrington Collegiate, Institute at Padgate College Campus during the late 1990's. A traditional one acre Victorian walled garden at Walton Lea in the south west of the borough, owned by Warrington Borough Council, lay overgrown and idle and this would be the home of the new charity. We can be thankful that the people who had this vision put a successful lottery bid together in 1997 and the charity was born.Warrington Collegiate itself also continued to provide horticultural courses for adults with learning difficulties at its Long Lane site but withdrew from this activity in 2007. Our charity was able to take over the Long Lane site and increase the number of adults that it supports.To date we have provided training and employment for more than 80 adults with learning difficulties but demand for places always exceeds the resources at our disposal.