Friday, November 18 was sweeter than any normal Friday as the Tewkesbury, UK office held their annual bake off challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need.
Employees across the AMAG and UK G4S business units came together to raise £578.83 ($721.44) for the children’s charity. There were three competitions in the bake off with the judges Jason Dudley (Chef), Howard Johnson (COO, AMAG) and Duncan Short (HR Director, G4S) having the rather envious job of selecting the winners. It was a tough job, but the three men stepped up and ate a lot of cake, all for a good cause! Portions, however, were limited as the remaining cake was sold to employees.
The winner of the Technical challenge to create a Chocolate Cherry Bakewell was AMAG’s own Carol Edwards (Executive Administrator). Best decorated cake went to Edwina Mansell (Validations Administrator, G4S UK) for her beautiful Pudsey Bears picnic and the star baker award was won by Kath Gunston (AMAG Software Engineer) for her wonderful spotty Pudsey bear creation. Special mention also went to Terry Engram (AMAG Technician) whose cake resembled designer footwear spilling out handmade chocolate truffles.
Once all the cake was gone, the Tewkesbury crafty creators, Gillian Devereux (AMAG HR Manager), Jayne Wright (Head of Business Support, G4S UK), Edwina Mansell, Jacky Devine (AMAG Senior Administrator) and Jana Bridger ( AMAG Customer Services Representative) took their turn and sold their creations. A beautiful display of all their handmade goods including jewelry, cards, Christmas decorations and knitted items were for sale throughout the afternoon. A percentage of the profits from all sales went to Children in Need.
BBC Children in Need provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. Projects funded help children facing poverty, victims of abuse or neglect and disabled young people. For more information please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the baking, crafting and of course – the eating!