Bake-Off comes to Exeter Community Hospital!

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:36pm

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff in the Poltimore Building at Exeter Community Hospital held a bake-off, cake sale and raffle for staff yesterday,  to raise money for Force Cancer Centre in Exeter.

Budding Mary Berrys baked a variety of cakes to raise money, such as lemon drizzles, chocolate cakes and fruit cakes. 

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cynthia Thompson, attended and judged the bake-off, along with Zoe Harris, NDHT priority services manager.

Zoe said: “It was great that so many colleagues took part in the event and came together for such a worthy cause. It really was fun to judge, and I have to say that the cakes tasted absolutely delicious.”
Other cakes and savouries were made and sold to staff throughout the day.

A raffle also took place with various prizes donated including tickets to the races, champagne afternoon tea, House of Commons wine, and other various goodies.

The event raised over £300.

Sharon McAtackney, community business manager for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We would like to thank Exeter Racecourse, Hotel du Vin, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer’s, John Lewis and Ben Bradshaw for donating such lovely prizes, and I would also like to thank our colleagues for being so generous on the day”.