Scone with the wind!

Great Bri­tish Bake Off fi­nal­ist An­drew makes wind tur­bine show­stop­per for npower’s world’s big­gest cof­fee morn­ing

Solihull News - - NEWS - ANDY RICHARDS andy. richards@ trin­i­tymir­ror. com

THAT will do slicely....

A Bake Off star helped cook up a fundrais­ing cake ex­trav­a­ganza for char­ity in a visit to Soli­hull.

Work­ers at the town’s npower of­fices were joined by 2016 Great Bri­tish Bake Off fi­nal­ist An­drew Smyth, who served cakes and talked all things bak­ing.

He sup­ported their World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing event as they raised funds for their char­ity part­ner of 13 years, Macmillan Can­cer Sup­port.

An­drew baked an ex­clu­sive show­stop­per – a wind tur­bine cake – and npower em­ploy­ees also dusted off their aprons and baked their own cakes for the oc­ca­sion – from am­bi­tious bakes like An­drew’s to home­made favourites like a Vic­to­ria Sponge or Lemon Driz­zle.

An­drew said: “Bak­ing is a bril­liant way to raise money for such an im­por­tant cause like Macmillan – it’s lots of fun and is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to get friends and fam­ily to­gether.

“Can­cer has a huge im­pact on the lives of so many peo­ple and it’s vi­tal that Macmillan can con­tinue to pro­vide cru­cial sup­port.

“I’m very proud to be a part of this through my pas­sion for bak­ing.” Beth Gard­ner, Head of Com­mu­nity at npower, said: “Our em­ploy­ees re­ally rose to the oc­ca­sion this year, and we’ve seen a whole range of de­li­cious bakes.

“It’s been bril­liant to have An­drew work­ing along­side us and we hope his cake recipe in­spires oth­ers – we re­ally can change lives with ev­ery slice of cake.”

Catrin Hale, Part­ner­ship De­vel­op­ment Man­ager at Macmillan Can­cer Sup­port said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the npower em­ploy­ees that got in­volved with Cof­fee Morn­ing this year.

“Hav­ing a Bake Off star in our midst has re­ally in­spired ev­ery­one to get set and bake lots of tasty treats.

“Not only has it been great fun but the funds raised will make a real dif­fer­ence and help Macmillan sup­port the grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer in the UK.”

Over a 13 year part­ner­ship, npower has con­trib­uted £ 10.5mil­lion to help 34,000 fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer.

npower sup­ports Macmillan’s En­ergy Ad­vice Team who of­fer guid­ance and help source fund­ing for peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer who are strug­gling to keep warm, re­gard­less of who sup­plies their en­ergy.

It also help cus­tomers through npower’s Macmillan Fund, which sup­ports peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer by cap­ping en­ergy bills and writ­ing off debt.

To find out more about npower and Macmillan’s part­ner­ship, visit www. npower. com/ macmillan

Bak­ing is a bril­liant way to raise money for such an im­por­tant cause like Macmillan – it’s lots of fun and is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to get friends and fam­ily to­gether. AN­DREW SMYTH

Bake Off fi­nal­ist An­drew Smyth at the npower World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing event

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