Big Brummie Bake boosts funds for hospice care

Supporters from across the West Midlands have baked a difference for local families by raising thousands of pounds through their Big Brummie Bake sales.

Families, friends and local businesses whipped up sensational spreads, selling tasty homemade and shop-bought treats in return for donations – with every penny raised directly helping people who need specialist hospice care and support.

“Our huge thanks go to everyone who has hosted a Big Brummie Bake and we hope you had lots of fun,” said hospice Community and Events Fundraising Manager Emily Boate.

“We know how hard you have all worked to make your events such a success and we’d like you to know what a massive difference your fundraising makes for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

“Your kindness and generosity mean that people can access much-needed services both in the hospice and at home. Today, and every day, more than 600 people across the West Midlands will receive the care they need from John Taylor teams and this just wouldn’t be possible without your fantastic fundraising achievements. 

“Whether you baked it, faked it or enjoyed tucking into the sweet treats on offer – thank you so much! The money you’ve raised means patients and their loved ones can get the vital help, care and support that they need.”

Among those taking part in the Big Brummie Bake were staff and residents at Tanner’s Close in Sutton Coldfield – a sheltered housing scheme managed by charity Lench’s Trust.

Scheme Manager Marion O’Mara said: “John Taylor Hospice is close to my own heart and the hearts of many of our residents. We love to hold get-togethers and if we are also able to raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time then that’s great. We’d like to continue raising money for John Taylor Hospice in the future.”

Lench’s Trust Chief Executive and John Taylor Hospice Trustee Jean-Luc Oliveira-Priez (left) and Tanner’s Close Scheme Manager Marion O’Mara (right).

More of a risk-taker than a star baker? Then we have the perfect fundraising events for you! There is still time to sign up to our exciting Skydive Day, Wing Walk and Snowdon by Night challenges. Simply visit our events pages for more information or contact a member of the Fundraising Team on 0121 728 6739 or at [email protected]

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