Children’s Christmas pudding making hits the Maynard

Published: Wed Nov 12 2008

The Maynard once again hosted the event, providing all ingredients free of charge, and giving the children a gourmet ‘school dinner' in the ballroom at lunch time.

In the morning, around 30 pupils descended on The Maynard to prepare their Christmas puddings under the watchful eye of The Maynard's chefs, teachers, and The Maynard's director Paul Downing, who first had the idea of inviting the children last year - which was so successful that the event is now developing into an annual date in the diary.

At lunch time the children were joined by around 20 infants, aged up to 6 years old, who then had their chance to make Christmas puddings in the afternoon.

Paul Downing, director at The Maynard, said: "It was terrific fun to be able to spend the day making Christmas puddings; the more serious point is that The Maynard is an integral part of the village community and we need to be contributing actively to village life and supporting local organisations wherever possible. Few if any causes in the village are more worthy than the local school, and the puddings will once again help the school raise much needed funds.

"In return for brightening up our day, the children were treated to a restaurant standard school dinner, compliments of The Maynard."

For further information on The Maynard, telephone 01433 630321 or e-mail


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