Sweet success of cake fundraiser

South Cliff methodist Church staged a fundraising event for cancer research . Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112017

South Cliff methodist Church staged a fundraising event for cancer research . Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112017

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CROWDS packed in to South Cliff Methodist Church for a cake decorating demonstration.

The event was a fundraiser organised by the Scarborough Friends of Cancer Research.

South Cliff methodist Church staged a fundraising event for cancer research . Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112017'17/05/11

South Cliff methodist Church staged a fundraising event for cancer research . Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112017'17/05/11

More than 40 people attended, and helped to raise £175 for the cause.

The demonstration was led by Jill Blanchard who is the secretary of the Scarborough Friends of Cancer Research, and a keen cake decorator.

She said: “We do regular fundraisers and have done demonstrations in the past, but never a cake decorating demonstration.

“Cake decorating is a real hobby of mine so we thought we would give it a go.

“It was a really popular event and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“I had a fun time leading the demonstration, making icing flowers and a bumble bee cake and a ladybird cake.

“We had one gentleman in the audience and he had a go himself. He did a good job and said he was glad to show that men can do it too.”

“It was a great fundraiser and I’m sure we will hold another one in the future.”

Money was raised during the event through entrance fees, a guess the weight of the cake competition, and a raffle in which Mrs Blanchard’s decorated cakes were given as prizes.

All the proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK.