For the third year running AWB Charlesworth have participated in a firm-wide charity bake-off event following the final of the hugely popular BBC TV series.
The show whisked up such a frenzy among the aspiring bakers at AWB Charlesworth that over 20 show-stopping cakes were produced. Much time and effort went into creating some beautiful cakes – and it was heart breaking to see them cut and ever so quickly devoured!
The event was held to raise funds for Martin House Hospice and Brenda Peel (Corporate Fundraiser for Martin House Hospice) spent the morning sampling each cake and deciding upon first and second place winners in each office before announcing the overall winner: a carrot and ginger delight, created by Rachael Wormald, legal cashier in the Keighley office. In total, over £230.00 was raised for Martin House from the event.
The charity, which cares for children and young people with progressive life limiting illnesses, currently provides support for over 400 families in the West, North and East Yorkshire region. By offering a place of rest and practical help in a supportive, relaxing environment Martin House are able to provide an ideal atmosphere where children and their families can enjoy the best quality of life. In order to keep their hospice running and enable their services the charity requires £5.5 million each year, receiving less than 18% Government funding.
AWB Charlesworth Partner Liam O’Neill who has been actively involved in the organisation of the firm’s partnership with the Hospice says: “Whilst disappointed that my own cake didn’t win(!) I was pleased to see so many of our partners and staff taking part to help raise money for a great cause”.
Brenda Peel, Corporate Fundraiser at Martin House Hospice says: “Many thanks to the teams from AWB Charlesworth. The bake off event was fantastic and the standard of entries amazing, tasting the cakes was fun and choosing a winner proved to be a very difficult challenge. I would like to thank all of the staff for putting in such an effort to help raise money for the children, young people and families who need the support of Martin House.”
AWB Charlesworth will continue to raise money next year through in-house events and other fundraising opportunities.
If you would like more information regarding Martin House Hospice and would like to find out how you can get involved in raising money please visit their website at http://www.martinhouse.org.uk/
(From left to right: Brenda Peel, Corporate Fundraiser for Martin House Hospice; Declan Hayes, Partner at AWB Charlesworth Solicitors; Lianne Hoyle, Secretary at AWB Charlesworth; Sarah Richardson, Secretary at AWB Charlesworth; Liam O’Neill, Partner AWB Charlesworth; James Dunn, Partner AWB Charlesworth; Mark Shaw, Solicitor AWB Charlesworth and Felicity Green, Practice Manager at AWB Charlesworth).