Teens help flood victims

TEENAGERS living at a care home for vulnerable young women in Portishead turned their hand to baking to raise money for charity.

The three girls were so moved after hearing about victims of the floods in Pakistan that they decided to do something to help. The girls sourced ingredients and spent two days baking a variety of cakes and biscuits.

They then contacted the manager of Portishead’s Friday market, who agreed to let them have a stall from which to sell their home baked goods, to raise much needed funds.

Home manager Penny Catton said: “The whole idea came from the girls and we are very proud of the effort they put in.”

A row broke out in the town last year when residents first heard of the proposals to open a care home for vulnerable youngsters, some with challenging behaviour, in the property adjacent to the Lake Grounds.

Ms Catton confirmed that since May this year, when she took up the post as manager at the home, which is run by Northerncare, there had been no reports of any trouble.