9th November 2020

Hospice delighted to receive festive cakes

Festive cakes in the shape of letterboxes, snowmen, houses and more have been donated to help a hospice raise funds for its care.

St Richard’s Hospice received 30 decorated Christmas cakes made by the Wychavon and Stourport branches of the British Sugarcraft Guild.

Each crafted Christmas cake will be auctioned, raffled or sold to raise funds for the Worcestershire charity.

Ann Newton, chairperson of the Wychavon branch of the guild, said: “During these very difficult and challenging times, the members have not been able to meet, but were determined to continue their support of St Richard’s Hospice and the fantastic work it does.

“They have created an amazing array of Christmas cakes which they are delighted to donate to such a very worthy cause.”

The guild has donated iced cakes to St Richard’s every Christmas for 18 years, and in that time has helped raise a fantastic amount for its care.

Last year, more than £3,400 was raised from cakes being raffled, sold and auctioned for the hospice.

Ria Simons, a hospice fundraiser, said: “We look forward to the delivery of these incredible cakes every year. We are always blown away by the guild members’ creativity with cake icing!

“This year has been challenging for everyone, and we are particularly grateful to the guild for supporting us so generously once again.

“It is thanks to the work of people like these that we can continue to raise the funds needed for our care to patients, loved ones, and bereaved people in Worcestershire. Thank you!”

If you would like one of the cakes to raffle, sell, or auction in support of the hospice, please contact Ria Simons on 01905 958211 or