Bake off at leisure centre in Wisbech raises hundreds for Macmillan

Pictured at The Great Hudson Bake Off are, from left, leisure centre staff members Tracy Pearson and

Pictured at The Great Hudson Bake Off are, from left, leisure centre staff members Tracy Pearson and Sam Newman, Cllr David Hodgson, Cllr Michelle Tanfield, Judy Hodgson, Val Wallis, staff member and bake off organiser Debby Langridge and leisure centre manager Laura Clarke-Green. - Credit: Archant

A leisure centre in Wisbech hosted its own bake-off challenge and raised £610 for charity.

The New Vision Fitness Hudson Centre held The Great Hudson Bake Off on Friday, October 6, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cupcakes, sponges and cream roulades were among the showstoppers entered into the contest, which was judged by Councillor David Hodgson, vice chairman of Fenland District Council, which runs the leisure centre, and his wife Judy.

New Vision Fitness receptionist Cathy Bremner was named star baker for her spiced carrot cake, and a farmyard cake by ‘The Gingerbread Man’ Spencer Neilly was highly commended.

Leisure centre members and visitors also took part in a tea dance and raffle.


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Councillor Michelle Tanfield, the council’s portfolio holder for leisure, said: “I’d like to congratulate staff at the centre for organising such a successful fundraiser and all the bakers who brought in cakes to help raise money for this fantastic cause.”

On Friday, October 13, the New Vision Fitness George Campbell Centre in March will be holding a bake off contest for Macmillan.

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There will be a coffee morning on the day from 7am to 12noon, with the bake off from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Anyone wishing to bake cakes for the event should take them into the centre before 10.30am on the day.

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