West Cumbria charity holds a ‘Great British Bake Off’ event

Hospice at Home, a charity that provides palliative and end-of-life care, held its first ‘The Great Hospice Cake-Off’ last week and its been hailed a success after over 25 groups got behind the fundraising.

The charity’s Cake-Off was based off the popular TV show, The Great British Bakeoff, and the event encouraged people to hold their own cake sales and baking battles.

Stella Walsh, senior fundraiser for Hospice at Home, said: “The event was absolutely fantastic, we had a really good amount of people donating cakes, as well as our nurses. The event at the hospital was really busy, we had people coming in before we’d even finished setting up.”

The event was held at Workington’s community hospital and a pistachio, lime and courgette cake decorated with rose petals along with a sponge cake with buttercream were awarded the show-stopper prize.

Cakes were donated by local businesses including Costa and Ms Walsh said: “It was a very successful event, especially considering it was the first time we held it. We’re planning on making this a regular event in our fundraising calendar.”

Hospice at Home are planning on holding a talent night in November and acts of all kinds and ages are invited to take part to help them raise money. The talent night will see four judges handing prizes to the best acts.

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