Tania wins Great Benmar Bake Off

Picture by Jane Coltman.
Picture by Jane Coltman.

Tania Clark was star baker, but everyone at Morpeth-based MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF) was delighted with the success of the second Great Benmar Bake Off competition.

The final of the contest was the same day as the return of The Great British Bake Off to television. The winners of each category – scones, traybakes, cakes, biscuits and pastries – went through to the big day and on Tuesday, they could enter whatever they wanted.

Staff, service users, carers and supporters of the charity took part and Tania, service development officer, was victorious with her classic carrot cake. Also pictured are guest judges for the final, Coun John Beynon, David Sharp of Independence Bathrooms and Shaun Ullock from Stobhill Bait, and Hayley Lynn, fund-raising officer for the charity.

Hayley said: “Our bake off campaign is an opportunity for office staff and service users to actively engage with one another and it creates a real buzz throughout the centre.

“This year we have raised more than £1,050, which will go directly towards improving the lives of people affected by MS.

“We are now working to expand our baking campaign and are currently designing some downloadable materials for our website to launch our Bake a Difference initiative.

Baking is an easy and fun way for people to raise money in aid of a charity. We would love for individuals, businesses and community groups to download our fund-raising information pack, print out some bunting and hold their own bake off to raise funds and awareness for MSRRF.”