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17 May 2017

Cookery students host cake sale to raise money for Salisbury cancer centre

A newly opened cancer centre in Salisbury is set to receive a fundraising boost thanks to Professional Cookery students from Wiltshire College.

Entry level and Level 1 students baked an enticing range of sweet treats including Chelsea buns, oat biscuits, cupcakes, apple spiced nutmeg cake and jam and butter scones for their cake sale on Wednesday 10th May at the Salisbury campus.

They also held a ‘Guess the Weight’ competition of a triple layered carrot cake to help raise funds for Wessex Cancer Trust as well as selling portions of broccoli and Stilton and bacon and onion quiche.

Students decided to hold the cake sale after a visit from Jackie Newman who runs the support centre.

Jackie said: “The cakes looked and tasted delicious and the sale is a fun way for people to get involved and support the centre.

“I would really like to thank the students for their help in raising money to support the centre, which is very much needed for the people of Salisbury and surrounding areas.”

The students, who set up a cake stall outside the refectory, were also serving tea and coffee in the Wessex Restaurant and were delighted that the charity’s mascot Wally the Lion made a special appearance in support of their fundraising efforts.

Level 1 student Amy Whitfield, 17, said: “Lots of people said how nice the cakes tasted and we would like to thank everyone who supported us by buying our cakes and donating.

“We would also like to thank the staff from Costa based here at the Salisbury campus for donating the money raised in their charity tin for the week.”

The event raised a total of £106 and the winner of the cake competition, which weighed 2,576g, was Laurie Roberts, who made the closest guess when he made his guest whilst dining in the Wessex Restaurant the following day.