Cakes help raise cash for charity

Coffee and cakes were the order of the day during a fundraisng event for Cancer Research which was held at Woodend Creative Space. Artist Wendy McKechnie, left, who orgainised the event is pictured with Anne-Marie Brett who made and iced the cake which was part of an extensive raffle at the event. Also included was another cake, a chocolate Sachertorte, which featured in the British bake Off challenge made by Wendy's friend Julie Hellawell.Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114160'13/10/11
Coffee and cakes were the order of the day during a fundraisng event for Cancer Research which was held at Woodend Creative Space. Artist Wendy McKechnie, left, who orgainised the event is pictured with Anne-Marie Brett who made and iced the cake which was part of an extensive raffle at the event. Also included was another cake, a chocolate Sachertorte, which featured in the British bake Off challenge made by Wendy's friend Julie Hellawell.Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114160'13/10/11

A TRIO of home bakers managed to raise £115 for a cancer charity at a special event held at Scarborough’s Woodend Creative Workspace.

It was organised by Wendy McKechnie, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and she was helped by Anne-Marie Brett and Julie Hellawell.

Wendy said the day had been a success with a lot of support from tenants at the centre. She said: “Everybody was brilliant. They all came and supported us.”

She added that as well as baking cakes and buns they raised the cash by holding a raffle and a lucky dip.

One of the prizes in the raffle was a chocolate Sachertorte – a similar cake featured in the British Bake Off Challenge – and Wendy agreed that baking was becoming more popular because of recent television programmes promoting the art.

She said: “We all enjoyed it. There was only three of us but there was just a real buzz that day. Everyone likes cakes and it went down really well.”

Wendy said that she chose to raise money for Cancer Research UK because she lost her mother to cancer. She said: “Any cancer is devastating for anyone.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Cancer Research UK is hoping to raise more than £1 million research breast cancer research.