With the sole aim of raising more donations than in previous years, staff had been planning their bakes for several weeks, with a wide array of different bakes – from magnificent cakes to popular savoury favourites.

Spectra were delighted to welcome Clare and Phoebe Maynard, our MD Joe Maynards wife and daughter, to judge the event. They had the difficult but enjoyable task of choosing our star bakes with judging based on difficulty levels, creativity, originality and taste.  

Francesca Chambers, Purchasing Assistant, came out on top as this year’s Star Baker for her delicious carrot cupcakes, highly complimented for their taste, consistency and originality. Ella-Rose Harrison-Reeve, Marketing Executive, came second with her chocolate cheesecake, which made a real impression on the judges. The chocolate theme was completed by Paula Rogers, Personal Assistant, who came third with her beautifully decorated chocolate cake.

All three winners received Spectra Bake Off aprons and engraved wooden spoons, with Francesca walking away with Afternoon Tea for Two vouchers at a local restaurant. 

In addition, raffle tickets to win a range of prizes were purchased, boosting donations for Macmillan even more. Congratulations to Matt Read, Production Supervisor, for winning the raffle.

Joe commented,

“Our Bake Off for Macmillan Cancer Support is certainly a staff favourite and a fun way to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – the generosity of employees was wonderful to see.”

With the company’s support, we exceeded our target donations by raising over £1270, which will pay for a Macmillan Nurse for a week and a Macmillan Support worker for a day. Well done to Spectra Packaging and their staff for this fantastic achievement.

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