Builders ditch cement mix for cakes in hospice bake off

Lynn Ward's winning cup cakes
Lynn Ward's winning cup cakes
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STAFF at a builders’ merchants got the chance to show off their culinary skills in a baking competition.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed volunteers from The Rowans Hospice to their Gosport depot last week for a Builders’ Bake Off.

Staff at the depot showcased their baking prowess to compete for the title of Best Builders’ Bake Off 2016 which was judged by the charity volunteers.

The winner was announced as Lynn Ward, a sales representative at Covers, who was awarded the top prize for her cupcakes.

Following the competition, the delicious array of homemade cakes were sold in aid of Covers’ help for hospices week.

Rupert Green, chairman at Covers, said: ‘Congratulations to our winning baker, Lynn, and thank you to everyone who supported the Builders’ Bake Off and helped to raise vital funds for these exceptional charities.’

The Builders’ Bake Off is one of several fundraising activities that took place as part of Covers’ help for hospices week, to support hospice charities across the south east.

Proceeds from the competition will contribute to the final fundraising target of £25,000, which will be split between 11 hospices.

The grand raffle prize draw, which includes top prizes of a London hotel theatre break for two and a £500 Covers home improvements voucher, will take place on October 14.