Wellingborough Bake Off proceeds to go to Crazy Hats

The judges at last year's Great Wellingborough Bake Off
The judges at last year's Great Wellingborough Bake Off

Crazy Hats is hoping lots of people rise to the Great Wellingborough Bake Off challenge after the organisers announced the proceeds will be given to the breast cancer charity.

Every penny made from cakes sold during the baking contest, which takes place on Saturday, October 18, in a marquee in the town’s Cambridge Street, will go to the charity.

The competition has a special novelty category with a hat theme to mark the Wellingborough-based charity’s involvement.

The event is being organised by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) – which is paid for by businesses – through its Discover Wellingborough campaign which aims to attract more people to the town centre.

John Cable, BID manager, said: “Crazy Hats are responsible for some wonderful work across the county and we’re proud to be able to support them.

“After the judging, we’ll be auctioning the cakes off to the general public – so people will get the chance to indulge in some tasty culinary creations while contributing towards an extremely worthy local cause.”

Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper said: “We thank the Discover Wellingborough campaign for involving us in such a thrilling, community event. We hope people will rally around for Wellingborough.

“This is a chance for people to support something local, help themselves and raise awareness of breast cancer. The added ingredient for us is that the event falls in breast cancer awareness month.”

As well as the novelty hat theme, the categories include sandwich cake, 12 individual cakes, biscuits and under 14s. Prizes will be up for grabs.

To take part, bakers will need to register and then bring their masterpiece to the marquee by 10am on the day.

The cakes will be on display throughout the day. The winners will be announced at 4pm and then the cakes will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Crazy Hats.

To enter, register by emailing swarupa@discoverwellingborough.co.uk.