Great British Bake Off style event comes to Morecambe

Last year's cake off.
Last year's cake off.

Morecambe based sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, is seeking workplaces, communities, offices and more to take part in the Great Morecambe Bay Cake Off.

The charity, which needs to generate £1m this year to continue their services, has launched its annual culinary challenge to help the funding raising drive.

Anna Scott, the North Lancashire fundraiser for the charity, said: “There is such a buzz already surrounding this year’s Great British Bake Off series, that we thought we would bring some of the Bake Off fun to our local community.

“We are currently seeking offices, communities, schools and workplaces to hold the Morecambe Bay stage of this great competition.

“We have all the materials that groups will need to be able to hold their internal cake off, including a handy how to guide and a judging sheet.

“It really is all to cake for with such a fantastic title up for grabs!”

This initial cake off can take place anytime between now and Wednesday October 30.

Once each group has crowned their winner, they will be invited to the Great Morecambe Bay Cake Off final which will take place locally, around the time that the official Great British Bake Off winner is crowned.

Last year’s Morecambe Bay Cake Off was a hotly fought contest which saw Morecambe’s Arndale Centre Manager, Sue Byers, rise to the cream of the crop.

Sue said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting the fantastic Galloways Great Morecambe Bay Cake Off again this year.

“We’re all dusting off our pinnies and recipe books and can’t wait to get baking and particularly tasting all those yummy creations.”

Arndale’s own heat will be held at the centre on Saturday September 19.

Galloway’s Society for the Blind is a local charity providing services to enable people living with sight loss to live a more independent life.

Anybody wanting to register should contact Anna Scott on 01524 414846 or email anna.scott@galloways.org.uk.