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12 Days of Cubemas #8: The Bournemouth Bake Sale Fundraiser

On the eighth day of CUBEMAS our team volunteered bake a heap of sweet treats and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. A charity cause especially close to CUBE hearts and one which we baked our socks off to fundraise for. But cause aside, the cakes were worth all the time and effort we put into the bake sale!

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Bake-sale

Did someone say bake sale?

On the eighth day of CUBEMAS, the team got baking and travelled across Bournemouth meeting members of our community, all to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. An inspiring charity which we in-particular have a close and emotional relationship with.

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We never claimed to be bakers…

But we were surprised by the sweet treats that the team managed to come up with, avoiding a quick run to the shop and opting for far more creative cakes, cookies and pastries.

Cocoa and walnut energy balls, cinnamon caramel pastry rolls and vegan chocolate brownies were a few of the creations to come out of the CUBE bakery.

Out-bake me, I dare you!

CUBE was split into smaller teams and challenged to see who could raise the most amount of money. Covering far more ground and meeting countless more members of our community who were all taken back by the charity’s cause.

This little competition was a bit of fun and made a huge difference in raising donations for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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But we're not the only ones:

We also reached out to some amazing friends we have here in Bournemouth to get some help in fundraising for the charity. With other agencies, local businesses and individuals all getting involved (a massive thank you for all the great support)!

Teenage Cancer Trust:

It should come as no surprise Teenage Cancer Trust is someone whose cause we want to get behind. The charity provides life-changing support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

A cause very close to our hearts:

Nothing can prepare you and your family for being diagnosed with cancer.

But to see the bravery of those affected in standing up to the odds, and staying positive in the face of such devastation should be both admired and commended!

One of these courageous souls is my sister and my best friend Sophie, who was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) earlier this year. But despite the hardships stacked against her, still manages to be the bravest, kindest, most inspiring person the CUBE team and I have had the pleasure of knowing.

"I just wanted to thank you all for your support towards Teenage Cancer Trust. 2017 has been the toughest year for me, knowing that I have a hospital and home I feel safe in makes it easier to carry on. The money that you are raising helps towards providing the ward with things like TV’s that the teenagers can watch free of charge, laptops so that they can carry on with their studies during time in the hospital, and even food that we can choose if we don’t like what is offered from the kitchen. As you can see, it helps a huge amount so thank you again!!"

Sophie Webb

So that rounds off the eighth day of CUBEMAS.

Published on December 18, 2017, last updated on June 28, 2018

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