Date: 30th October 2017
Earlier this month, the team at SciVisum decided to don their aprons and get baking in order to mark the return to our screens of the Great British Bake Off. But rather that simply fill up on baked goods, we chose to include fundraising for local charity, the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust.
Bakers were provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills by baking goods based around the theme of breakfast. It was then a case of tucking in and grading each effort based on taste, creativity and design.
“This is the second year that we’ve hosted a Great British Bake Off event at SciVisum,” said Kathleen Tasou, Client Liaison Manager and organiser of the event. “We have a number of exceptionally talented bakers among the team, so we decided that celebrating one of the nation’s most popular television shows was a great way to raise funds for a local charity.”
Following a morning of tasting, Alastair Morrison, Senior Business Development Manager at SciVisum, was named the winner of the competition, with his innovative ‘Bowl of Cereal Cake’ scoring the highest marks. Upon receiving the award – an illustrious Star Baker apron – Morrison was quick to name the recipient of the charitable funds.
“The Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust is a charity that is very close to my heart, having supported my family during the birth of my son back in 2015,” said Morrison. “To be able to provide this donation represents just a small show of appreciation for a charity that does so much to ensure that families across Kent are able to receive treatment and support that is essential to the health of premature and sick babies. Supporting the invaluable work of the team at Oliver Fisher – even in such a small manner – is a great honour for everyone at SciVisum, and we hope the donation goes some way to helping further the exceptional work the team continues to do.”
The event saw SciVisum raise £127.10 in donations from across the business, a figure subsequently matched by company.