Last year, Breast Cancer Now sent us a fundraising pack where our team could get involved with a couple of games they had included all in return for a small donation– needless to say it was all good fun that ended in a cheque for £60 being sent to the charity. This year though, we thought we could do one better and decided to hold our very own bake sale.
The preparation commenced the night before where we decorated our reception area with all things pink – an absolute delight for our Administrator, Nia who is a pink fanatic! Decorating duties were closely supervised by Lisa of course.
Then the baking commenced! Lisa made a delicious Victoria sponge cake and many madelines, Nia baked a tasty lemon curd sponge cake, Lexie baked some brownies and Richie’s Mum and Auntie made a huge host of cup cakes and showstopping chocolate coated meringues. It was a far bigger turn out on the baking front than I think any of us could have initially expected!
We hadn’t yet started unpacking the cakes onto the table before a customer who had visited our designer to discuss his project had spotted them and quickly snapped a couple up to take home with him. From there on out – they continued to sell like hot cakes – literally!
Next were the games! You could donate £1 to guess which mystery object on a poster Nia had chosen. The winner was Darren (our sawyer) who had picked a pink guitar – we all later kicked ourselves as we should have known that Nia would have chosen something music related!
Another game was trying to guess how many pink flamingos were on a poster – the winner was Ryan (our designer) who managed to get the closest number. He guessed just one more than the actual number of 124. Huw (our designer) was just pipped to the post who guessed 126.
A big thank you to everyone in the MRT team who helped to contribute to the day, whether you dressed appropriately for the occasion (here’s looking at you Rob with your accidentally dyed pink shirt), baked some delicious goods, ate some delicious cakes in return for donations or participated in any of the games. It was such a fun day in the office and great to think what we can achieve for charity by doing something relatively small and simple.
I have no doubt that we will be participating again next year in a bid to bake even bigger and better things!
Nia is the first person that you are likely to speak with on the phone, get a response from via email or be greeted by with a smile if you visit us at the offices. We put the spotlight on Nia and find out a little more about the lady behind the desk which is covered with pink stationary and organisers.
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