Annual Easter Bake-off is raising funds for children with cancer

On Saturday 4th April, The Mildenhall Jubilee Centre will host a fun-filled Easter Bake-off in support of the UK’s Leading charity for children and young people with cancer.

The annual event will this year see school children present their own simnel cake creations along with other keen bakers from the area to enter around seven other categories. Professional chef Ged Sharrocks of the Riverside Hotel, Mildenhall, will be visiting schools in the area in the lead up to the Bake-off to teach them how to make the seasonal treat.

mildenhall-bakeoffGary Reeves of the local Lunch Bunch and James Fairchild of The Bedford Lodge, Newmarket will again join the Bake-off team as its esteemed judges.

The event’s organiser, Kirsti Fox, Secretary for the Mildenhall and District Lions Club, said “We are thrilled to have a professional chef dedicate time to teach the children of the local schools how to bake. We are organising this event to support CLIC Sargent because this amazing charity provides vital support to children with cancer and their families in Suffolk.”

Ms Fox added, “Once the winners have been announced the winning cakes will be auctioned off and the other entries sold off. It’s all about having fun, showing off your best baking and hopefully raising lots of money for a fantastic cause.”

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Entries on the day will be accepted from 11:00am and judging will begin at 12:30pm. Entry to the Bake-off is priced from £1.00-5.00, with 50% proceeds going to CLIC Sargent, and in addition to cake judging, the event will include tombola, a raffle and a spot the bunny competition.

Daisy Turner, fundraising manager at CLIC Sargent, says: “We are so grateful to the Mildenhall and District Lions Club for organising what promises to be a fantastic event. Last year, CLIC Sargent nurses and social workers supported 67 families and distributed grants totalling over £11,000 in Suffolk alone, which is why fundraising events such as these are so important.”

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