Charity’s choccie factory fundraiser marks long awaited return of face-to-face events 

 A Sheffield older persons charity is offering would-be Willy Wonka’s a glimpse behind the scenes of a real life chocolate factory, as it marks the long awaited return of face-to-face fundraisers. 

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) says the cacao laden event represents a big moment- as it seeks to recover revenues lost during long months of lockdown. 

The charity- which has done so much to support isolated, older people across the city throughout the pandemic- is offering chocaholics the chance to tour the premises of renowned Sheffield business Bullion Craft Chocolate 

SCCCC fundraiser Ericka Hill, said: “Our first face-to-face fundraising event in 17 months is a really big moment for everyone at the charity, as we seek to recover some of the money we missed out on during the long months of lockdown. 

“Children and adults alike dream of getting a behind the scenes glimpse of a chocolate factory and whilst we can’t promise Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas or a magic elevator, we can certainly guarantee a brilliant time with every penny raised going to help an older person right in the heart of your community.” 

Tour goers will receive an exclusive factory tour and tasting session led by one of company’s master chocolatiers, before enjoying a cup of Ecuadorian drinking chocolate and artisan cookie. 

Max Scotford, Founder of Bullion Chocolate, said: “We have been hoping to host this event for SCCCC for a long time, but the pandemic put a halt to proceedings. After a long wait, we are really pleased to be supporting the amazing work SCCCC does for our local community.  

 “We are also excited to have some of the charity’s patrons at the chocolate factory to indulge, all whilst raising funds for their cause.” 

  The event takes place on 18 September and tickets cost £25 per person. For more information or to book, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chocolate-factory-tour-and-tasting-tickets-159998673339.  

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