Julie Wilson, financial controller at Belvoir Central Office in Grantham has been named the winner of The Great Belvoir Bake Off, a festive competition that raised over £200 for a popular local hospice.
“I was delighted and surprised to win!” said Julie. “I’m not an experienced baker at all, but I saw Mary Berry doing her white chocolate and ginger cheesecake recently on TV and when I heard about the Belvoir Bake Off I thought I would give it a go. The cake was delicious and so easy to make – if I can do it, anybody can!”
Julie’s festive creation beat off some excellent competition, with most members of the Central Office staff team entering the Bake Off. Staff were encouraged to taste all entries, which were sold or auctioned for the chosen charity and an anonymous vote decided who would be the champion Belvoir Baker.
“Many of our franchisees and their staff lots of money each year for their local charities and we at Central Office wanted to do something fun that would support St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, which is a very deserving charity that provides a great service for patients and families across Lincolnshire,” said Kiara Carthy-Barke, Belvoir’s marketing manager.
“We were completely overjoyed with the number of entries we received – and how remarkably creative and talented the staff were. It was a fabulous event and next year we are hoping our Franchise offices will take part to create an even bigger event. There were some incredible cakes to choose from, but after all the votes were counted and verified there was no doubt that Julie’s cake was the favourite, she is a very worthy winner!”