If you’re on a diet read no further!
I like to cook, and the Bank where I worked had a Dress Down Day on the last Friday of the month.
Participants paid £1 to dress casually, and the company matched whatever was raised and sent a cheque to the charity pulled out of the hat containing those put forward by staff.
Mine was Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and when it was selected, I asked if I could bake to raise a bit more money.
I made gingerbread, carrot cake, bread pudding, a victoria sponge sandwich, coconut cake, chocolate cake, rock buns and flapjacks, and when I arrived in the foyer Friday morning, the messengers had set up a table for me with a donation box on it.
Nothing was priced and people put in what they wanted.
My cakes sold out way before coffee breaks and raised around £85. With the dress down contributions as well, my charity received a cheque for £375, so I was over the moon with that and judging by the letter of thanks the Bank received from them, so were they.