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Jigsaw charity benefits from Lidl's Cork pop-up bakery

September 4th, 2018 9:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

Ambassador: Maria Walsh

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LIDL Ireland has launched its new mobile pop-up, The Bakery, in Cork city, in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. 

Kicking off in between North Main St and Cornmarket St next Thursday September 6th, the mobile bakery will be selling Lidl’s bakery goods, while also hosting a range of evening activities that support mental wellbeing. 

The Bakery encourages a relaxed environment to speak openly about mental health issues, advice and experiences over a cup of coffee in a warm and welcoming space. 

All proceeds from the events will be donated directly to Jigsaw. 

Throughout the four week campaign, 1c of every bakery item purchased in Lidl Ireland’s 156 stores nationwide will be donated to Jigsaw towards the good work that they do.

Jigsaw provide free, confidential and professional support to young people between the ages of 12 and 25. 

Jigsaw are based in 13 locations nationwide but their local Cork office is based on Crosses Green, Wandesford Quay. 

Lidl Ireland recently announced the launch of a three year partnership with Jigsaw, which saw Lidl pledge to donate €1m to the charity over the three year partnership. 

The partnership also aims to raise awareness Jigsaw’s #OneGoodAdult campaign. 

The One Good Adult campaign encourages young people to confide in one adult in their life, be it a parent, sibling or teacher, to gain support and advice. 

The campaign also encourages listening, encouragement and awareness to become One Good Adult to a young person in their life.

The Bakery ambassador, former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh, said: ‘It’s not often that we get to sit down and take a moment in our busy lifestyles. Lidl’s pop-up The Bakery provides a safe space to relax with a cup of tea, some tasty treats and to speak about youth mental health or even lend an ear to someone who needs it most. I’m delighted to be involved in The Bakery in aid of Jigsaw. 

‘Youth mental health is something I am hugely passionate about and we all have a role to play in this. 

‘Make sure to pop down to ‘The Bakery’ in Cork City centre  and take part in the fantastic evening activities which are sure you leave you feeling good inside – all in aid of youth mental health.’

Evening activities will be open for all to get involved; from meditation and acoustic evenings to laughter yoga.

There will also be ‘singalong socials’ and more. 

The café is open from 7am to 6pm with evening activities from 6.30pm to 8.30pm costing €7.50.

Booking is required as spaces for activities in Cork are limited. 

For more see https://www.jigsaw.ie/events

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