Tue 03 Mar 2015
Our 175th Anniversary fundraising year has well and truly begun….The “Blokes Bake Off” held on Tuesday 24th February has helped raise over £1,000 for our 2 chosen charities: Rainbows Hospice For Children & Young People based in Loughborough and St Giles Hospice near Lichfield. We voted to raise money for Rainbows and St Giles because we wanted to be able to help charities based in the vicinity of our 10 offices and some of our staff members have personal involvement with them.
Being our first fundraiser of the year, last Tuesday‘s Blokes Bake Off saw the male staff of John German take part in their toughest challenge yet, baking. For some it was the first time they had ever laid eyes on a rolling pin, let alone baked. However this didn’t stop them and they all rose to the challenge, producing some weird and wonderful baking delights.
John German are no strangers to baking. Previously we have held bake-offs for Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer where all the women in the office took part, but this time we thought it was time for the men to have a go. If you would like to see the evidence that our blokes did all the baking we have put pictures up on Facebook and Twitter.
All 10 offices took part and the atmosphere was incredible. We had fantastic support from our clients and everyone who popped in to try our cakes and donate. We’ve also had many online donations from local business, residents, family and friend’s paid via our Virgin Giving Money page.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the bakers, staff and everyone who showed their support. Aaron Coleman from St Giles was very good and helped with publicity, T-shirts and posters to really get the word out to as many people as possible.
"Dear Sharon We got there in the end! Thank you so much for your hard work, think you exceeded your job description on this one! Hope you will call for a cuppa or a glass of wine to celebrate some time! You have been amazing, thank you."