We held our annual Christmas bake off on Monday 9th December. This year’s theme was “Christmas” which surprisingly we hadn’t done before! We had lots of fantastic (and very yummy) entries; but our “Star Baker” this year was the super talented Ciara Wakefield whose chocolate & smarties piñata cake won the top marks from the judges for its great theatre. Jean McBane’s Terry’s Chocolate Orange brownies received a “Highly Commended” from the judges. Well done to both. Clare Murphy won the prize for best dressed for her very festive elf costume. We’ll be coming to you for Christmas fashion tips next year Clare!
Alongside our Bake Off, we also ran an amazing raffle with prizes such as a 1 night stay in the Cheltenham Marriott including dinner, bed, breakfast and spa access, tickets to a variety of local attractions, a 60 min float tank session at Malvern Spa, tickets to Cheltenham Races and a variety of alcoholic beverages. Another favourite to make a comeback this year was our ever popular tombola, with a selection of fab prizes such as make up, alcohol, Zip branded items and Christmas gifts. Thank you to everyone who took part and congrats to the lucky winners. A special thank you goes to Ciara Wakefield who did a sterling job of sourcing all of the raffle and tombola prizes. Well done Ciara.
We are so excited to announce that overall we made a massive £1,040 for the Alzheimer’s Society, which far exceeds the amount raised last year.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. For every £1 of expenditure, 89p is spent on improving the lives of people with dementia. The remaining 11p is spent on supporting frontline activities.
Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful event. We look forward to more fundraising in 2020.
The Manderson House Charity Committee: Alex, Clare, Hannah, Ciara, Linda and Jodie