Members of staff have been showcasing their culinary skills during a number of bake off events to raise nearly £1,300 for their chosen charities.
The latest and final event for 2017 saw staff take to their ovens and go head to head in a Christmas bake off, with the theme being savoury bites. All employees were given the chance to taste, vote for their favourite and donate money to Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice. Total money collected was a fantastic £455.
Caring for around 1,200 people a year, the hospice is an independent adult care facility providing assistance to people, young or old, across Birmingham and Sandwell. Patient support, includes: respite, symptom management and end of life care. There is also a weekly day hospice offering medical support, psycho social and spiritual care, complementary therapies and time off for carers.
Throughout the year staff have put on their aprons and served up a selection of patisserie. In February just under £200 was collected for Mencap, £300 was donated in July, this time for Cancer Research, and leading up to the finale, a very generous £350 was raised in September for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Michael Lambe, Director, M. Lambe Construction, said: “The bake off for charity really goes down well with our staff. Not only does it give the wannabe Master Chef contestants amongst us the chance to show off their ability in the kitchen, it provides everyone with the opportunity to raise money for some very important causes.”
“Our charity work is very important as it gives us the chance to give back to the local community and to support people who are in desperate need of help. We’ve already started making preparations for next year, with staff voting to bake off in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”