Bake Off Challenge at Hinchingbrooke Hospital raises £250 for Parkinson’s UK charity

Bake-off event at Hinchingbrooke Hospital raised £200 for Parkinsons UK.

Bake-off event at Hinchingbrooke Hospital raised £200 for Parkinsons UK. - Credit: Archant

A bake-off challenge at Hinchingbrooke Hospital has raised £250 for a charity that supports people with Parkinson’s disease.

The hospital’s service and improvement manager, Lucie Clough, organised the event, which took place on December 6 and funds will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.

Staff were invited to bake Christmas cakes, cookies, truffles, cupcakes or mince pies with the chance of winning a bottle of Prosecco.

Lucie, said: “I am thrilled we had so many bakers contributing as this is a condition that is close to my heart.”

The bake-off was won by senior medical secretary, Linda Barns, who made a gold cracker chocolate cake.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Holding an event like this is a fantastic way to raise vital funds to support our work. As the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity we’re leading the work to find a cure, and we’re closer than ever. But our work is totally dependent on donations. We are incredibly grateful to staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital who are giving their support. I hope the event will be a huge success and will encourage others to hold their own events.”

INFO: To find out how you can raise money for Parkinson’s UK visit or contact the events team on 020 7963 9319. For information and support call the Parkinson’s UK free confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303 or visit