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Uniting Business and Charity

Charities are an important part of our society as they provide a vehicle for us to help those more in need than ourselves. As one of the world’s most developed countries we are always offering support to those less fortunate. Businesses also raise money for charity but normally within their own business. This can mean that how many employees they have limits how much money they can raise.

This year we have partnered with #GivingTuesday to help raise money for charity. At CUB® we have some avid cooks and bakers and we are always having internal bake offs amongst employees. The Chairwoman Jaqui Fairfax and I noticed this and wanted to do it for charity. However, we soon realised that even selling the cakes at 50p a slice wouldn’t raise as much as we wanted to.

We thought about how we could make this event bigger than ourselves. This led to the idea of the Fenland Business Bake Off. We want to get all local businesses together to help raise money for their chosen charity.

This will focus on employees baking home-made goodies to bring into work on 2nd December to sell at 50p a slice or per cake. This way they help raise money within their organisation. At the end of the day each company will chose their Baker of the Day, who will then come to the CUB office for the final judging.

Each Baker of the Day will bring a few of their cakes for Sue Dougan from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to judge and the best baker will be crowned Fenland Business Bake Off Champion of 2014. This is a completely new idea to involve the whole local Fenland business community  in raising money for a great cause.

We are hoping that the first year of this will be a big success so that this event can become an annual local fundraiser. We are urging companies from all over the Fens to take part and raise money for their chosen charity on 2nd December.

If you are interested in the being part of the Fenland Business Bake Off then please contact Jaqui for further details: [email protected]

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