Rising to cake challenge for Macmillan
10:30am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A Holt woman held a 24-hour bakeathon during Wednesday, to make cakes for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning events taking place tomorrow.
Beth Al-Rikabi, 30, of The Street, has supported Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual fundraising event by producing hundreds of cakes, which she has donated to the coffee mornings.
She also aims to raise £2,000 for the charity through an endurance challenge, in which she was given a helping hand by her sister Mari Webster and friends Holly Rush and Marilyn Grosvenor.
Mrs Al-Rikabi, who runs Beth’s Bakes, said: “It is a great cause and deserves our support, so I’m doing what I can to help. I’ve made some classic cakes, cupcakes and a giant macaroon.
“I really wanted to get involved, as the Macmillan really supported Mari’s mother-in-law, Sheila, when she was treated for terminal cancer about five years ago.”
To ofer a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/beth-al-rikabi.
In Melksham, David Wilson Homes will hold a coffee gathering at The Gateway, Snowberry Lane, between 10.30am and 3pm.
The Hop Pole Inn, Limpley Stoke, will host a coffee morning at 10.30am.
Westbury mayor David Windess will be staging a fundraiser in The Laverton (10am-noon); The Farm-house Inn, Southwick, will serve coffee, tea and homemade cakes (9am to noon); while AMS used car sales and repairs, in Back Street, Trowbridge, will offer cakes for donations between 10am and 6pm.
For details of events, visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk