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Lincoln council does its own Great British Bake Off for charity

City of Lincoln Council staff and councillors took part in their own Great British Bake Off to raise money for charities Lincoln Dial-a-ride and Development Plus.

The Great Mayoral Bake Off raised more than £350 for the two charities which was held on Friday, August 29.

A judging panel comprised of the council’s civic party sampled more than a dozen cakes baked across three categories: sponge cakes, cheesecakes and cup cakes.

Fortunately there was no ‘Bin Gate’ scandal at the event and no one had their Baked Alaska sabotaged.

The Right Worshipful Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Brent Charlesworth, who hosted the event said:

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the bake-off, especially to civic friends from around the county and officers from City Hall too.

“I’d like to say a particular thank you to those who baked and provided us all with some of the most tasty cakes I think I’ve tasted in a long time.

“It was a really good afternoon and I hope I’ve raised some money and awareness for my two charities.”

Staff were invited to watch the tasting during their lunch breaks. The event, along with a dress down day for staff, raised £351.78 for the Mayor’s two chosen charities.