Tasty fundraiser raises £200 for Hospiscare

PUBLISHED: 17:30 07 October 2015

Mary Bolshaw, chairman of Honiton Hospiscare Support Group, with Joyce Yates, Janet Tierney and Julie Courtney who won at a recent cake bake off competition. Ref mhh 0963-41-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Mary Bolshaw, chairman of Honiton Hospiscare Support Group, with Joyce Yates, Janet Tierney and Julie Courtney who won at a recent cake bake off competition. Ref mhh 0963-41-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Organisers of the event say they had hoped for a bigger turnout on the day, but were still pleased to have raised £200.

Honiton hosted its Big Bake Off recently, with 22 cakes tasted and raffled to raise funds for end-of-life charity Hospiscare.

Organisers of the event say they had hoped for a bigger turnout on the day, but were still pleased to have raised £200.

The money will be donated to the Kings House Day Hospice, in King Street.

The Hospiscare-run day centre relies on donations to continue running following its opening last year.

Mary Bolshaw, chairman of Honiton Hospiscare Support Group - which ran the Bake Off - said: “We could have done a bit better, but we are delighted to have raised this money for Hospiscare.

“All of the cakes were raffled. We would have loved more people to have enjoyed what was a very, very good morning.”

There were three winners on the day - in first place was Joyce Yates with a rich fruitcake, followed by Julie Courtney in second with a lemon drizzle cake, and in third Janet Tierney, with her coffee and walnut cake.

Mary praised the quality of entries this year, adding: “The standard was absolutely brilliant - there was a lovely selection of cakes.

“I think we only had one double where there were two cakes of the same type.

“The cake bakers did a marvellous job, as they always do.”

Mary stressed the importance of fundraising for the Kings House centre.

She said: “Now it’s up and running, we need to keep the support going as we need to keep it running on a year-to-year basis.”

Call Hospiscare on 01392 688000.

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