Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed entertainer and singer Dawn Gracie to their Chichester depot last week to judge a charity Builders’ Bake Off.
Staff showcased their baking prowess to compete for the title of Best Builders’ Bake Off 2017. Local resident Miss Gracie announced the winner as Trish Aylmore for her chocolate sponge cake topped with a double cream, white chocolate and cream cheese icing and decorated with edible butterflies.
Following the competition, the delicious array of homemade cakes was sold in aid of Covers Help for Hospices week.
The Builders’ Bake Off is one of several fundraising activities that took place as part of Covers’ Help for Hospices week, to support hospice charities across the South East. Proceeds from the competition will contribute to the final fundraising target of over £30,000, which will be split between the 11 hospices.
“We had dozens of entries for this year’s Builders’ Bake Off so it was certainly a tough competition,” said Covers chairman Rupert Green. “Congratulations to all our winning bakers and thank you to everyone who supported us and helped to raise vital funds for these exceptional charities.”
The Grand Raffle prize draw which includes top prizes of a £500 Covers Home Improvements voucher, will take place on Friday, 13 October.
Just 10 days ago, Covers Home Ideas in Chichester invited the local community to celebrate the refurbishment of the store with a free hog roast and the chance to win vouchers to spend in the depot.
“We’re thrilled with how the refurbishment has turned out,” said store manager Richard Murrell. “It’s important that people in the local area have a customer friendly place to speak with our expert team about any projects they are completing and find the relevant products they need”.