Guernsey Press Cake Sale


Nearly £1,900 was raised for the Pink Ladies when Guernsey Press staff put on a cake sale, raffle and auction.

Cupcakes, pastries, soups and quiches were among the large display in the reception area and were made available to the public to raise money for the breast cancer charity.

Organiser Sara King, an advertisement advisor at the newspaper, was delighted with how the day had turned out. ‘I am really pleased with things – so far, everyone seems to be buying lots. ‘We did the same thing last year so that’s why we felt we wanted to do it again, especially because of the charity – everyone knows somebody who is affected by breast cancer, so I am really happy with the money we’re raising.’

Michele Hockey, senior sales executive at the newspaper, had made 25 quiches and two different soups, as well as sausage rolls and cakes for the day.
‘I was busy on Thursday baking from 6am until 5.30pm, so it has been hectic, but it is such a worthwhile charity and it is nice that we are able to do something together to help the community.’

A raffle and auction helped to raise more than £1,034 – bringing the total for the day with the cake sale money to £1,852.18.

Mrs Hockey wanted to thank the newspaper’s business clients for providing the raffle prizes and auction-lots as well as the ingredients used in several of the cakes. ‘Without the help of some of the businesses, we would have not been able to put on this day and help raise money for the Pink Ladies so I am really grateful.’

Guernsey Press article by Nicola Gibbons 26/10/2011

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