Bake off judged by celebrity raises funds

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A CHARITY ‘Builders’ Bake Off’ in aid of Covers Help for Hospices Week was judged by an actor and celebrity.

Staff at Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed Christopher Timothy to their Chichester depot.

Many showcased their baking prowess to compete for the title of Best Builders’ Bake Off 2016.

Christopher is best-known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac McGuire in the BBC soap opera Doctors.

He announced the winner as Gina Trusler, administration manager at the Chichester depot, for her chocolate sweetie delight cake.

After the competition an array of homemade treats 
was sold in order to raise money. The proceeds will contribute to the final fundraising target of £25,000, which will be split between 11 hospices.

Rupert Green, chairman at Covers, said: ‘Congratulations to Gina and thank you to Mr Timothy and everyone who supported the bake off and helped to raise vital funds for these exceptional charities.’