Return of the Great Bradford Bake Off

We are holding our second Great Bradford Bake Off this Saturday with special guest Sandy Docherty as the judge.

The pay-as-you-feel event will be held at out city centre HQ as part of an afternoon of craft and creative activities. All money raised will go towards our local mental health services and Bradford charity Scar Cover Up Freedom Fund (SCUFF).

Sandy was a contestant in the 2015 Great British Bake Off series and is also a safeguarding and wellbeing officer at a Bradford school. She said: “Baking is the most accessible therapy, be it a complicated cake or a few simple scones.

“The therapy that is baking allows the individual to be in the ‘here and now’, truly mindful of all the senses being in harmony if only for a short space of time resulting in a very delicious achievement.”

The event will run on Saturday, November 3 from 11am to 3pm at Mind in Bradford’s office at Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford (the same building as the blood donor centre).

All are welcome and entry is pay as you feel, with a donation of £3 to enter your bake into the competition. Funds raised will be split between Mind in Bradford and SCUFF.

SCUFF was set up last year by Jess King and funds tattoos to cover self-harm scars. She started to fundraise for others after seeing her confidence increase after having beautiful tattoos on her inner arms to cover scars.

Jess said: “The event’s going to be bigger and better this year as well as fun for all of the family including cookie icing, mask decorating, rocket making and face painting. And there will be a collection of local handmade products for sale from small businesses, and light bites from The Willow Tree Cafe.

“Get yourself in the kitchen and create your showstopper bake for a chance to win the Star Baker Trophy for a year and as it’s all for charity, we welcome bakes of all standards – but they must be handmade!”

Mind in Bradford is also running a Crafternoon appeal throughout autumn, which encourages people to get together with friends over coffee and make their own seasonal crafts in return for a donation to Mind in Bradford.

For more information about Crafternoon see our fundraising pages

Posted on: 28th October 2019

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