Baking fundraiser comes to Wolverhampton
An award-winning cake artist took over Wolverhampton's Mander Centre to raise money for Help for Heroes.
On Saturday June 8 Rosie Dummer, who goes by the name Rosie Cake-Diva for Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, was in the shopping centre to promote a huge cake sale and encourage others to do the same, to raise money money during Armed Forces Week from June 22-29.
Rosie, who herself is an army veteran, who used to fly Lynx Anti-Tank helicopters before her career in baking, was joined by The Baking Nanna and Rob Allen, two of the faces behind the Twitter Bake Along, as well as the Help for Heroes mascot and a team of fundraisers.
Mander Centre visitors were treated to two baking demonstrations on shortbread and Victoria Sponge cakes.
Aspiring bakers also brought their own cakes to be judged and then sell to raise money for charity.
Nearly £650 was raised on the day for the charity.
Rosie said: “Thank you to everyone who came to the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton.
We had a great day, sold loads of cake and ate a little bit of cake.
"But for those who couldn’t join us don’t worry, just go to bakeforheroes.org.uk and get your pack to hold your own bake sale to raise vital funds for Help for Heroes. Thank you from all of us.”
David Martin, Head of Supporter Fundraising at Help for Heroes, added: “We are calling for people across the country to sign up for Bake for Heroes Week by visiting www.bakeforheroes.org.uk - and encouraging friends, family, work colleagues and classmates to make, sell, buy and eat cake.
"We have carried out research that shows people feel great when they get involved with baking, especially when they know that every penny raised will provide vital support to our nation’s wounded heroes.”