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Students rise to challenge of Bake for Heroes event

Published: May 22, 2017

Cornwall College Saltash 16-18

Young people from Devon and Cornwall have risen to the challenge of raising money for Help for Heroes by hosting a Bake for Heroes event.

Help for Heroes is a British charity that aims to provide better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.

Participants from Help for Heroes Plymouth Recovery Centre were each teamed up with a Professional Cookery student from Cornwall College Saltash, to bake and decorate a cake around the theme ‘Great Britain’ in a ‘bake off-style’ competition.

The cakes were judged by catering lecturers and then donated by the college to the Recovery Centre’s bake sale. 

Shirley Gray from Help for Heroes, said the day “was really successful.”

“All the students have been extremely helpful. The hospitality from the College has been excellent and all the guests have really enjoyed it.”

Student, Chloe Spear, said it was “a great opportunity to help raise money for Help the Heroes”.

“It was a really fun day, I have enjoyed helping to bake and decorate the cakes and it was nice working as part of a team. “

Team Lead for Professional Cookery at Cornwall College Saltash, Chris Penk, said the event is a “fantastic opportunity to see how well the students work together.”

“This has been a great opportunity for our students to develop their planning, preparation and execution of an event as well as their customer service skills. These are skills students would require for Level 3. It was great to see the students undertake the day with such enthusiasm and to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”


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