Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service whip up delicious treats for Great British Bake Off charity event

The charity bake-off was held to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer

The charity bake-off was held to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer - Credit: Archant

Great British Bake Off fever hit Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service as more than £200 was raised for charity.

The charity bake-off was held to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, an annual fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to help fund life-saving cancer research.

Staff brought in their finest bakes to donate to a cake sale including an edible pair of firefighter boots and Cookie Monster cake, which were raffled off to staff and visitors.

A stand-in Paul and Prue were found in deputy chief executive, Matthew Warren and assistant chief fire officer, Rick Hylton, who sampled all of the cakes and awarded best bakes.

The first prize award was given to recruitment team manager, Sam Sanderson, who whisked up delicious chocolate brownies.


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Bake off organiser and head of media and communication, Hayley Douglas, said: “I was sat enjoying the celebrity Bake Off and was inspired to organise an event at work.

“It’s a cause close to so many people which I think is reflected in the generosity of staff on the day. We clearly have some very talented bakers at headquarters! It was a fun way to raise some money and contribute to the fantastic work of the Cancer Research charity.”

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