16th March 2015 – Mother’s day bake off raises money for hospital appeal

Posted on March 18, 2015 by AireAdmin

Keen bakers, mums and daughters helped raise hundreds of pounds for Airedale Hospital’s Emergency Department Appeal on Mothering Sunday.

They attended a special ‘Airedale Bake Off’ event at Laycock Village Hall to see local baker, Mike Armstrong, in a live master baking class.

Mike, who donated his time for the event, showcased a range of baking and award winning breads including a St Patrick’s Day soda bread made with Guinness, a Greek Easter Bread, hot cross buns and traditional fat rascals.

Organiser, Jodie Hearnshaw, HR communications coordinator and fundraiser at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “The day went very well with people taking part in the baking demonstrations with Mike as well as picking up tips and recipes to use again at home.”

“We’d like to thank everyone for coming along to support the fundraising appeal and especially Mike for kindly donating his time.”

Supporters also took part in a cup cake baking competition by entering six of their finest cupcakes in a theme of their choice, which were auctioned off at the end of the event.

The winner was Jessica Curley, pictured with Mike Armstrong and Jodie Hearnshaw.

Money from the tickets sales and other events on the day raised around £400 for the Airedale Hospital Emergency Department Appeal.

For more information about how you can support the appeal visit www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/charityor text EDAP50 £5 to 70070 to make a donation today.  People can also donate online at www.justgiving.com/airedalehospitalemergencydepartmentappeal.

The next fundraising event is a golf challenge day on Friday 5 June.  If any local businesses would like to enter a team of four players, please contact Jodie at jodie.hearnshaw@anhst.nhs.uk.