Aftershock Dinner Photos in aid of Jimmy’s Jan 2019

Aftershock, the young people’s group at St Mary’s parish church, raised over £1,600 for Jimmy’s homeless charity when they entertained 54 guests at a dinner evening on Saturday, 12th January 2019.

The guests were served a delicious three course meal. For dessert, the young people of Aftershock baked a mixture of mini cakes to go on tiered cake stands. These included Bakewell tarts, mini meringues, blondies, lemon cake, brownies and shortbread.

Matt Williamson, the youth leader at St Mary’s enthused, “Aftershock has many talented young people and the guests were entertained with renditions of the Pink Panther, nocturnes and a Tale as Old as Time. Other musical entertainment included Telemann Fantasia No. 5 on the piano, a Hungarian Dance on the violin, a clarinet duet, a duet singing A Team. One young person showed her talent as a tap dancer too. All were introduced by our two young comperes for the evening, who did an amazing job.”

The Rector, David Tomlinson, commented, “It was another stupendous evening of great food and entertainment, and all in such a worthy cause. Hearing about the ongoing plight of the homeless also gave us food for thought.”

At the dinner, Barry Griffiths and Sara Dunn from Jimmy’s described some of the work carried out by Jimmy’s. For over 20 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help for the homeless in Cambridge. They work with the local Community, Volunteers and Partner agencies to deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed. Further information on Jimmy’s can be found at

This is the 4th year Aftershock have raised money for Jimmy’s in this way, giving a total of £7,200 over the four years. Barry Griffiths said after the event, “Jimmy’s is very grateful for the continued support that Aftershocks has given.”

Aftershock is for 11-18 year olds and meets on Sundays in the Parish Rooms from 7.00 – 8.30pm during term time except on the 1st Sunday of each month when it forms part of H2H.  It is a chance to socialise, learn and enjoy each other’s company and there’s normally food involved! Young people from other churches and non-churchgoers are all welcome.  Find out more about Aftershock here. 

Below is a slideshow of photos taken whilst setting up and during the evening.