Schools and businesses throughout the Chester area baked, bought and ate cake all in the name of charity.
Many events were held across the area last Friday to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The team at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel participated in their very own Great Grosvenor Bake Off, judged by the hotel’s general manager Richard Grove and executive chef Simon Radley.
Tea, coffee and cake were provided free of charge to customers with a raffle to raise funds for Macmillan.
La Brasserie head waitress Tunde Priskin was presented with the best baker award for her honey and chestnut cake, Trunde was presented with her award by restaurant manager and #GGBO organiser Debbie Cappadona.
Richard said: “We are delighted to be able to support Macmillan and bring Chester residents together in this way. “Macmillan is a charity that I’m always keen to support, and I’m extremely proud of the team for organising something that the whole community could get involved in.”
They raised a tremendous £1,400 and were supported by close friends Eric and Janice Powell, from Tarvin.
Derrick baked for three days to create a range of cakes – Victoria sponge, chocolate, lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut and scones and Janice baked fruit loaves.
Local businesses provided raffle prizes for the event including the Co-op, Morrisons, Delamere Cabinet Makers, Village Chip Fryer, Forresters, Gibsons and The White Lion, sales of raffle tickets had exceeded £450 before the coffee morning even began.
Parents and pupils at St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Mollington raised an amazing £430 at their Macmillan Coffee Morning and after school cake sale and Newton Primary School held their event at the end of school on Friday and raised more than £300.
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