Hospices receive sweet donation

Members of the Guildford & Woking branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) have once again donated 31 skilfully made Christmas themed cakes to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. Becoming somewhat of a tradition, the BSG have been donating their specially made cakes to us for the past few years managing to raise thousands in the process.

Hospice staff went along to the branch meeting on 11 November to accept the cakes and pass their thanks to everyone who took the time to make and decorate a cake for the annual fundraiser. The 31 traditional fruit cakes with special designs, were handmade by members at every level of expertise including two which were designed by the Cygnets section – young people aged between 6 and 15. They will now be allocated to businesses around the area who will raffle, auction or sell them. Last year around £3,800 was collectively raised from the donated cakes.

So far Optichrome Ltd, The Wandsworth Group, ISS UK, Christ the Prince of Peace Church and West Byfleet School have all received cakes with more to be sent out before Christmas. Members of the BSG hope they’ll be able to reach £4000 for the total raised this year.

Corporate Fundraiser, Anita Avery, who accepted the cakes at the meeting said “The cakes we have received this year are incredible and so much time and effort has gone into making each and every one. We’ve raised thousands every year from this fundraiser so we’re very grateful for the British Sugarcraft Guild’s continued support and hope we can reach that £4000 target this year.”

The Guildford & Woking branch of the BSG has been going for almost 30 years with celebrations planned for June 2016. Members of the branch meet at Normandy Village Hall near Guildford every month and anyone interested in finding out more is welcome to attend.

View some of the stunning cakes in our Facebook album here.

Find out more about the Guildford & Woking BSG on their Facebook page.