Daily Archives: September 22nd, 2017
Bakers wanted for Fenland’s own bake offs
Cake-makers are being urged to rise to the occasion when two Fenland leisure centres hold their very own bake off contests for charity.
Budding bakers can put their skills to the test when the Great British Bake Off-style events are held at the New Vision Fitness centres next month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Great Hudson Bake Off and Tea Dance takes place at the Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech on October 6, and a second bake off and coffee morning is being held at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March on October 13.
People are invited to bring along their homemade showstoppers to be judged – with top prizes on offer for star bakers!
All the cakes baked will be on sale at the events along with refreshments, and everyone is welcome. All money raised will go to Macmillan as the chosen charity of Cllr Mrs Kay Mayor, Chairman of Fenland District Council, which runs the leisure centres.
The Hudson bake off is being held from 11.30am to 12.30pm, with the tea dance between 2pm and 4pm. Tickets for the tea dance cost £2 each and are still available to buy from the Hudson reception. There will also be craft stalls selling items such as photo frames, homemade cards and jewellery.
The George Campbell event will see a coffee morning between 7am and 12noon, with the bake off from 10.30am to 11.30am.
There will also be a coffee morning at the Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey on October 4 from 11am to 1pm, and once again everyone is welcome.
Cllr Mrs Mayor said: “This is a cause so close to many of our hearts so I hope as many people as possible will join us for what promise to be some fantastic events. It’s a great chance for people to show off their baking skills and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes including vouchers for afternoon tea-for-two.”
Residents are also invited to join Cllr Mrs Mayor at her Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event at Fenland Hall in County Road, March, on Thursday, September 28, between 10am and 11.30am. There will be coffee, tea, cakes, sausages rolls and a raffle.
Donations to Macmillan can be made at all the events. Anyone who cannot attend but would like to make a donation can post it to the Chairman’s Secretary, Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 8NQ (please make cheques payable to Macmillan Cancer Support).
Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2017
My Wife and I have had a lovely evening at the Fenland Enterprise Business Awards.
It was brilliant to see such innovative, creative and successful companies highlighted and given the spotlight to celebrate the great work they do in the area.
The event was well-organised, very well-attended and glamorous. I really cannot fault it at all. It was a pleasure to be there and see hard work, entrepreneurialism and good old-fashioned business cheered to the rafters.
Well done to all who were nominated, and particularly to all our fantastic winners.
A special mention to my neighbours The Luxe Cinema, who were finalists, but didn’t get a top prize this year but who I know will go from strength to strength with their new/old team and passionate new manager.
Thank you! Marie and I enjoyed it immensely and spent altogether too much money – but all in a good cause.