Hit TV show The Great British Bake Off has inspired staff at Swindon accountancy firm Banks to make and sell their own cakes, helping towards the firm’s £2,000-plus charity fundraising haul.
The firm staged its own a bake-off, with a different staff member tasked each week with producing their own cakes. Each cake was scored out of 20 on appearance and taste,
Banks staff member Shelly Hacker, who organised the bake-off, said: “I am extremely proud of the hard work everyone put in to raise an amazing amount of money. I was also very impressed with the standard of entries – we have some great bakers on the team.”
The Banks Bake Off winner with the highest average overall score was Laura Thomas. Second was Anne Bluh and third was Claire Hunt, who raised the most amount from her bake. The wooden spoon went to accountant Ben Haines.
Overall, the bake-off raised nearly £500. The rest of the funds have come from events including a golf day, sponsored walk and quiz night. Fundraising will go on until the end of the year when all money raised will be donated to Swindon-based charity CALM – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement. Upcoming events include a race night and a murder mystery evening.
Pictured, from left: Laura Thomas, Shelly Hacker, Louise Rhoades and Claire Hunt