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 parkinsons.org.uk/events 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 parkinsons.org.uk.