Get baking for Hospiscare

11:47 31 July 2014

Left to right: Glenn Cosby, writer Anita Merritt, Catherine Crowe of Powderham Castle, Sarah Smith, of Hospiscare, and Joe Mann of Fun Kitchen, who organised a fun cake decorate off.

Left to right: Glenn Cosby, writer Anita Merritt, Catherine Crowe of Powderham Castle, Sarah Smith, of Hospiscare, and Joe Mann of Fun Kitchen, who organised a fun cake decorate off.

Archant

Celebrity TV baker Glenn Cosby is urging the communities of East Devon to don their aprons and get involved in the Big Devon Bake Off for Hospiscare.

Glenn brought big bakes to millions of TV viewers across the UK when he featured in the 2013 series four of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off.

Now, he wants to encourage as many people as possible to organise their own Bake Off competition or to host a Big Bake Off tea party or coffee morning this September.

“I’m a huge admirer of the hospice movement. I am constantly staggered that it needs private support when it such an important service,” said Glenn. “As a teacher I saw the difference it made, not just to people suffering from life threatening illnesses but also their families. I urge everyone to get involved in supporting the Big Devon Bake Off.”

Glenn and Joe Mann, of Exeter-based Fun Kitchen, will be hosting a bake-off next month at Powderham Castle where they will be encouraging families to sign up to the bake-off.

Already 20 organisations and individuals have signed up for the Big Devon Bake Off.

Hospiscare provides free and specialised nursing to the terminally ill in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

It looks after 700 patients at any one time, supporting patients in their own homes, in its hospice and day hospices. It relies on the generosity of the community to provide this vital service which costs £4.5m a year.

The Big Devon Bake Off takes place from September 13 to 21 and is one of the charity’s major fundraising events this year.

Hospiscare community fundraiser Susie Healey added: “We have 28 community nurses covering a wide area of Devon and it would be great if local communities supported us

“We’re asking everybody to get their friends, family, and colleagues together, join the baking craze and raise some dough for Hospiscare.

“Bake your trusty old favourite or try out something new. If you’re feeling competitive hold a bake-off competition and nominate somebody to be your Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood, or just get together have fun and eat some baked goodies. Hold the bake-off at home, work or school, in your local village or community hall or wherever you fancy.”

For a Big Devon Bake Off fundraising pack email fundarising@hospiscare.co.uk, call 01392 688020 or visit www.hospiscare.co.uk

Hospiscare representatives were in Honiton on Tuesday to promote the Bake Off and its A Jolly Good Jaunt for the East Devon Day Hospice Appeal on Sunday, October 5, at Deer Park Country Hotel, Weston.

Other forthcoming events:

Cream, tea, stalls and family fun at Coryton Park, Kilmington, on Sunday, August 3, from 2.30pm to 6pm.

A car treasure hunt starting from Newton Poppleford car park on Saturday, August 3, 2pm to 3pm.

Fashion Show at The Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton, on Saturday, August 9, 8pm, Tickets are £8 and are available from The Beehive or by calling 01404 384050. Alternatively, visit www.beehivehoniton.co.uk

Teen gig at the Royal Clarence Pub, Seaton, on Wednesday, August 20.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1161-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
rugby generic picture

As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Rugby

Honiton second XV were confident and commanding across the pitch as they won a derby meeting with Sidmouth 41-10, writes Tom Churchward.

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Britain's 10 Most Wanted.

National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers launch appeal to capture 10 wanted men believed to be hiding in Spain.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Convivium

For many music lovers, a performance of Handel’s Messiah is as much a part of Easter as chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and nodding daffodils.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sidford Badminton Club

Sidford Social Hall plays host to a badminton club that is seeing numbers drop and is now in need of some fresh new faces.

Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford

Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford enjoyed success at a recent competition in Cheddar, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Football generic picture

With both Millwey Rise teams struggling to fulfil their numbers through injury and late withdrawals the ensuing results were better than what perhaps was expected, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Super-fit Charlotte Venn - fundraising skydiver and marathon runner

Charlotte, who ran the Barcelona marathon in 2004, is hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship by taking part.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Jack Britten, Devon Roe-Lavery, coach Helen Reddy, Catie Lee and Valentine Tutcher.

The acrobatic gymnastics season is well and truly under way for Honiton Gymnastics Club men’s pair Devon Roe-Lavery and Jack Britten.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder