Forth Valley Sensory Centre
The Forth Valley Sensory Centre Afternoon Tea and Bake Off went swimmingly last week, raising over £500 for our groups and classes in the process. The winning baker was Lynn Sullivan from Alloa with her Rhubarb Pies!
The event was a sell out with a fantastic spread created by Carol and Chloe from our Cafe team and eight different Bake Off entries. Thanks to our volunteers, Gillian, Claudia, John and Shauna for keeping the tea and coffee flowing and making sure everyone was welcomed to the Centre.
Centre Manager Jacquie Winning commented: “This was a lovely afternoon and everyone did themselves proud. The standard of the food was superb and it was good to see so many people having a good time with friends old and new. Lovely to see families coming along too and for the first time, several gents!”
Bake Off Takes Off
This was only the second ever sensory Bake Off event and it was great to have so many high quality entries. Thanks to our bakers, Brenda, Peter, Denise, Doris, Carol, Emma and the overall winner with her home grown rhubarb pie… Lynn!
The winning pies were made with home grown organic rhubard and a sugar glaze to offset the tang of the rhubarb. The end result was close with Brenda’s Chocolate Guinness Cake also making a strong showing but in the end, the Rhubarb Pies took it by a head.
Jacquie added: “A huge thanks to everyone who came along, took part, donated or helped. This is one of several fundraising events we have going on at Forth Valley Sensory Centre. We need £4000 each month to continue providing services to people across Forth Valley with hearing or sight loss, from mild conditions to profound deafness and complete blindness. We’d love people to get involved with the Edinburgh Kiltwalk this September but donations and support are always welcome!”