• Charity Bake Off 2019

Staff at Encore's Cambridge offices in Hills Road took part in a Valentine's-themed bake-off this week to raise money for local charity The Papworth Tust.

Keen bakers brought in their "Spreading the Love" bakes to be judged by a panel of independent "experts" to find a winner, before being tasted by staff in return for a small fee. All proceeds went to The Papworth Trust which provides support to disabled people by providing care services, access to housing and help to find work or training.

The imaginatively decorated cakes and cupcakes (left) went down a treat with staff who were tasked with scoring each creation according to appearance, smell, texture and taste. The judges champion - for her hugely popular chocolate and strawberry heart-shaped cake - was Health & Safety Assistant Tara, and the People's Champion - as judged by the staff - was Service Charge Accountant Lesley.

The event raised almost £80 for the charity. More details about the Trust and their work in the community can be found here.

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