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Last night I was invited along to The Big Devon Bake Off launch night. It was a really fun evening and it was great to find out more about Hospiscare and how they help people in Devon.
The Big Devon Bake Off
We were treated to a baking lesson from Glenn Cosby, who starred in last years Great British Bake Off.
Hospiscare are working alongside Fun Kitchen Devon to help make the event a success.
I even managed to get a snap of me and Glenn. (Cheesy smiles galore)
Here’s some more information for you about the event and Hospiscare…
Celebrity TV baker Glenn Cosby officially launched the Big Devon Bake Off last night (28th Aug) at Powderham Castle urging bakers to roll up their sleeves.
In a great British Bake Off style marquee tastefully decorated with patriotic bunting, flowers and herbs Glenn explained how baking cakes can help a great local charity.
Glenn is the man who brought big bakes to millions of TV viewers across the UK when he took part in last year’s Great British Bake Off. He urged bakers to organise their own bake off competition, bake off tea party or coffee morning this September 13-21.
Already there are 60 bake offs planned in a variety of locations including staff from Middlemoor police headquarters, council staff, hair salons, a primary school, a brownie pack, Exeter University staff and several departments from the RD&E hospital. There are also a number of events planned across East Devon for the East Devon Hospice Appeal.
Hospiscare provides free and specialised nursing to the terminally ill in Exeter, mid and east Devon; looking after 650 patients and their families at any one time, supporting patients in their own homes, in the Exeter hospice and three day hospices. It relies on the generosity of the community to provide this vital service which costs £5m a year. The Big Devon Bake Off is one of Hospiscare’s major fundraising events this year.
Susie Healey, Hospiscare community fundraiser is hoping bakers will persuade their friends, family and colleagues to get together to join the baking craze and hold the bake off at home, work, at school or in village or community halls.
If you are interested in hosting your own bake off then please do get in touch with them, it’s for a very good cause.