Wathalls Bake Off Raises Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
Staff at local independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £297 for Macmillan Cancer Support after holding their own ‘Bake Off’ competition.
Staff across Wathall’s branches in Derby, Ashbourne and Borrowash baked cakes and biscuits at home and then brought them into the head office in Macklin Street to be tasted and judged by managing director Helen Wathall.
The results of their hard work with visitors as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning where everyone also entered a competition to guess the number of spots on the cake picture.
Star baker was Sarah Yeomans with a tasty chocolate Victoria sponge which took centre stage in the coffee morning. Helen Wathall explained: “Sarah’s success was well deserved but it was a very close fought competition and everyone did a fantastic job. “Since ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ started on television, there has definitely been a resurgence of cake and bread making amongst the team here. “We thought it was time for us to see just who is a star baker here at Wathalls and I thoroughly enjoyed being Mary Berry for the morning! “Cancer touches all our lives in one way or another and, as funeral directors, we come into contact with families who have lost a loved one through this cruel disease practically every day. “The practical and emotional support that Macmillan provide to sufferers and their families is fantastic and we obviously wanted to join this initiative to support their work.”