Egg-citing bid to deliver sweet Easter treats to The People’s Pantry

A budding confectionery entrepreneur is looking to raise funds for The People’s Pantry so struggling families can give their children an Easter egg.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 2:15 pm
The People’s Pantry which covers Pocklington, Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor. Photo courtesy of Pocklington Lions.
The People’s Pantry which covers Pocklington, Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor. Photo courtesy of Pocklington Lions.

Student James Cousins set up set up J Hudson Sweet Treats when he was 16 to gain vital business experience.

The Woldgate pupil, who is currently studying for his A-Levels, has been a keen supporter of The People’s Pantry which covers Pocklington, Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor and has so far donated more than 425 bags of sweets to the charity, linked to orders from his website.

James, 17, is now running a campaign to bring Easter cheer after launching a GoFundMe page.

He is hoping to raise £200 and has already accrued £70 with 10 people donating so far.

James is liaising with The People’s Pantry to make sure it gets the right amount of eggs and sweet treats. If the charity’s donations drive with the Nationwide brings in enough eggs, he will slightly change the type of items to fit the pantry’s needs.

He is keen to point out that none of the money gathered via the GoFundMe page will be spent at his business.

He will go to the wholesalers and buy the various products specially for the People’s Pantry and will not make any profit.

James, who will be changing the name of his business to So Yummy Sweet Treats from Thursday, April 1, said: “Since opening my business I have been supporting local events and fundraising drives.

“In November, during the build-up to Christmas, I decided to choose a charity to support and work with.

“I visited The People’s Pantry and was impressed with the support offered to residents in the area.

“Since November, for every order I process, I donate a sweet bag to The People’s Pantry.

“When I last visited The People’s Pantry to give my donation I spoke to Heather who runs the operation to see what support they receive from the local community regarding donations of Easter eggs, sweets, and chocolate treats as I saw how much support was given by others at Christmas.

“I wanted to do something similar at Easter and after discussing it with Heather I decided to create a GoFundMe page to raise some money.

“With whatever funding is raised I will then go to my supplies and buy, at cost, Easter eggs, chocolate bars and bags of sweet treats for the pantry to distribute over the Easter holidays and beyond.

“I believe that everyone should get a treat at Easter especially during these times.

“I would like to thank everyone who has donated and shared my GoFundMe page.”

○ Go to gf.me/u/zk3gib to donate to the Easter egg campaign.

○ Visit www.facebook.com/soyummysweettreats to find out more about James’s business.