Giant campus cake sale celebrates Ted’s Big Day Out

Staff and students raised over £1,700 for the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal, by staging a giant bake-off in aid of Ted’s Big Day Out on Friday 18 October.

Ted's Big Day Out cake sale

Staff at the Faculty of Science cake sale (l-r): Malcolm Holley, Cath Haines, Sarah Robinson, Ceri Dibble and Emma Perry

Departments and Faculties across the University went head to head to see who could bake and sell the most cakes to benefit Ted’s fundraising bid for a pioneering new cancer centre, as well as running ‘name the ted’ competitions and wearing silly hats and wigs for the day.

Having lost a dear colleague to cancer less than a month ago, the Faculty of Engineering & Design rallied to raise £571, narrowly beating the Faculty of Science at £557. The Chemistry cake stand raised the most money out of all the departments that took part.

Hannah Cook, one of the organisers behind the event, from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, said: "The Faculties of Engineering, Humanities and Science decided to collectively fundraise as part of the Ted's Big Day out event to support a local charity and a great cause.

“The new Cancer Centre will benefit many people in the local community and we'd like to thank all the staff and students who bought cakes and made donations to this fantastic cause. Special thanks also go to chef Mike James of the Claverton Rooms for baking cakes for the parade cake sale."

Each year the Royal United Hospital treats over 2,000 new patients with cancer from the hospitals extensive catchment area. The new centre will balance clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment, that will dramatically improve patient care and the experience for all those affected.

Ted takes charge of a giant cheque from staff and students

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