Star Baker Briony turns judge to launch local hospice fundraiser

Star Baker Briony turns judge to launch local hospice fundraiser

08 Feb 2019

Fundraising Stories

Great British Bake Off 2018 semi-finalist Briony May Williams visited St Peter’s Hospice on Thursday to launch the charity’s Ready, Steady, Bake fundraising campaign.

Hospice staff and patients with Briony May Williams

Briony kicked off Ready, Steady, Bake 2019 with a cake sale and competition in the Hospice’s coffee shop at Brentry.

St Peter’s Hospice staff, volunteers and family members whipped up some delicious-looking creations, with the winning cake being an impressive Oreo cake made by Charlotte.

Briony and Charlotte with the winning cake

Charlotte knows the Hospice well as her grandfather passed away at the Inpatient Unit in 2017, and her aunt Serena is a St Peter’s Hospice Day Services nurse.

During March, the Hospice and Briony will be encouraging as many people as possible across the Bristol area to don their aprons and hold cake sales and tea parties for Ready, Steady, Bake to help raise vital funds for St Peter's Hospice.

Briony said: “I'm really looking forward to Ready, Steady, Bake. It’s nearly time for the people of Bristol to roll up their sleeves and get baking!

“Sign up to Ready, Steady, Bake today to be in with a chance to win a baking masterclass with me. Your support will help raise money to keep providing vital care for patients and their families in Bristol.”

Briony, who lives in Bristol with her family, enjoyed huge success on The Great British Bake Off last year and has since visited the Hospice twice to show her support for the Bristol charity.

Briony said: “The Hospice is an amazing building, but more so the people in it are incredible. So warm, so kind, and providing an invaluable service to people in and around Bristol. I'm absolutely thrilled to be supporting St Peter’s Hospice.”

Bakers can visit or call 01275 391 400 to register their bake sale, coffee morning or tea party and receive a handy baking pack – which includes Briony’s delicious chocolate orange cake recipe!

St Peter’s Hospice Community Fundraiser Maddy Alton said: “We are thrilled to have Briony’s support for Ready, Steady, Bake this year. Everyone at the Hospice loved meeting her and we are grateful for her expert judging today!

“We are so excited to get all of Bristol baking and raising funds for Bristol’s only adult hospice.”

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