Children get lesson in soap making at Sunderland Lush store

Kidsmatta charity visit to the Lush store in the Bridges Sunderland, left to right; Trinity Tweddle, 12, Chloe Farr, 13, volunteer Dan Tweddle and head supervisor Gemma Hassan.
Kidsmatta charity visit to the Lush store in the Bridges Sunderland, left to right; Trinity Tweddle, 12, Chloe Farr, 13, volunteer Dan Tweddle and head supervisor Gemma Hassan.
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THINGS were smelling sweet for a group of young people at a Sunderland store.

Lush, the cosmetics company, invited the children from Wearside charity Kidsmatta, along to the city shop to take part in an Easter treat.

After being introduced to the many products and fragrances, the youngsters were given a masterclass in how to make soaps and bath bombs, and took them home to try out.

Brenda Tweddle, who helps run the charity, said the kids all had a great time.

She said: “It was great that the staff at Lush would do this for us.”

The aim of Kidsmatta is to raise money to support children and young people in Sunderland and surrounding areas, aged 5 to 19 years old, from low income families.

Joanne Middleton, manager at the Lush store in The Bridges, said they are always keen to support charities where they can.

She said: “We do get a lot of charity requests, almost on a daily basis, and we like to help as many as we can. We want to be as inclusive in the community as possible.

“We have been here two years now, so now we are fully settled in, we want to get a bit more involved with the community.”

The store has been running classes through Easter giving young people the chance to make their own bath bombs, so they were happy to extend this for free to the children involved with Kidsmatta.