Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014 on 3:40 pm

The Yorkshire Standard celebrates launch by going on a Cake Drive

Yorkshire Standard Launch

One of the cream cakes distributed amongst students at Student Central

Yorkshire Standard Launch

The Yorkshire Standard celebrates with students at Student Central

Yorkshire Standard Launch

Over 50 pieces of cake were given out at Bradford's City Park

Yorkshire Standard Launch

Mobile kitchen service users were overjoyed with their food

Yorkshire Standard Launch

The InTouch Foundation helps us celebrate

Yorkshire Standard Launch

Heavy rain doesn't dampen spirits

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The Yorkshire Standard, a new online newspaper dedicated to sharing quality news on a countywide scale, has celebrated its launch by sharing two special cakes with the community whilst going on a cake drive.

In one day, the team behind the paper celebrated with local residents by giving out two cakes – one to students in Kirklees and the other to the homeless and needy in Bradford.

Hasan Faridi, CEO and Editor-in Chief, said: “We wanted to celebrate our launch by doing something different and something that isn’t done often, so we decided to give out free cake to members of the community.”

The first stop was Student Central at the University of Huddersfield, which is this year’s University of the Year, an accolade it achieved at the Times Higher Education Awards.

After the small team visited a dozen tables, other students stepped in to help give out pieces too.

With another (and larger) cake in the car, the team went to Bradford’s iconic City Park later on in the evening, where local charity, the InTouch Foundation, were providing free meals to the homeless as part of their weekly routine to help the community.

The charity ended up serving over 100 meals to the needy on the night, as over 50 pieces of cake was distributed to the homeless at the end of the line by Yorkshire Standard volunteers.

Mr Faridi said: “It was a honour working alongside the InTouch Foundation to give something back to those in need and see people smiling. We all want to do it again.

“No cake was left over by the end of the launch, and the team never had any cake either. But I could not have hoped for a better launch, where we showed the community that they really do matter.”

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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