Bake off whisks up funds for sight loss
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:54 01 December 2016
Funds raised by a marathon bake off for a sight loss charity is the icing on the cake for Exmouth eye specialists.
Specsavers employees Ria Heskins, and Kim Swinbourne, raised more than £250 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People, when they left their testing rooms behind for a 12-hour cake baking extravaganza.
The duo created 26 desserts, ranging from carrot cakes to Victoria sponges, along with 40 cup cakes, to raise money for the charity that offers information, support and advice to those suffering with sight loss.
Ria said despite not being able to eye up cake mixture anymore she is delighted by all the donations.
She said: “The money will go a long way to not only help people living with sight loss but also to help educate more people about how to prevent sight loss.
“I’d like to thank Kim for her superb baking skills and, of course, all our staff and customers that helped us to achieve such a fantastic fundraising total.”
She added: “Kim was chief baker and her cakes were delicious; although I think we’d both be happy if we didn’t see another sponge mix for a while.”
Ria and Kim’s efforts are part of a pledge from 700 Specsavers stores to raise funds to educate and assist the The Royal National Institute of Blind People in its efforts to support the visually impaired.