Over a nine year period, a group of baking fanciers have raised an impressive £80,000 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
Friends Peggy Sivorn, Mary Green, Louise Wright, Chris Brownless and Jean Lewis not only possess a passion for baking, but also for the hospice. They believe that everyone in the local community has been touched by the hospice one way or another.
Louise comments: “We’re really proud of the amount we have raised, but we couldn’t have done it without all the kind donations from the public. I decided to become a volunteer because I know people who have appreciated the service so I thought it would be good to give something back. The hospice has touched all of our lives.”
Peggy adds: “When I retired I wanted something to do so I decided to join the group and I have never looked back! We are all really good friends who enjoy baking and fundraising.”
The group’s baking is such a hit that they made £900 at the Hospice Garden Party in June, and they have a cake stall next at the North Lincolnshire Strongest Man & Woman at Glanford Park in September.
“We try and do as much as we can but it’s hard with only so many hands,” added Louise. “So we are always looking for new volunteers to join our group and make a difference!”
Mary comments: “It’s fantastic the amount of support we get from people. Everyone has so many kind words to say about the hospice if they have either visited it or know someone who has been thoughtfully treated.”