HELPING Hands Home Care mark World Heart Day with a ‘Great Helping Hands Bake Off’ at Becketts Farm, Wythall, as part of their efforts to raise £60,000 for the British Heart Foundation.
The Helping Hands senior leadership team and regional care directors got together on Monday 20 September to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation in preparation for World Heart Day on 29 September.
The contestants competed in pairs to battle for the bake-off crown.
The first round was the technical challenge – where you are given the recipe on the day and the finished products are judged blind before being ranked from worst to best.
The pairs then took on the showstopper challenge, where they were asked to create a perfect Victoria sponge cake.
Matt Bristow, regional care director for the South East, and Karen Reid, director of compliance, were crowned the winners of The Great Helping Hands Bake Off 2021, winning their very own ‘star baker’ aprons.
Matt said: “I think in all honesty we won on taste and taste alone, nothing was going to top the feel of the 6000 calorie cake that we made.
“The bake came out pretty perfect after a worrying ten minutes of what felt like a not-set cake.”
In July, Helping Hands announced their 12-month partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The home care provider has committed to raising £60,000 to mark the charity’s 60th birthday year this July with fundraising activities such as staff sporting challenges, the BHF’s famous Dechox chocolate challenge and with events in their local branches.
Andy Hogarth, CEO at Helping Hands Home Care, said: “We chose the British Heart Foundation for our partnership due to the relevance of their lifesaving work to so many of our customers.
“Here at Helping Hands, we are all so proud to be supporting such a fantastic charity.”
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