Thursday, 11 February 2016

BakeSoc’s take on Adopt a Charity Week

The goodies at the tea party!

In the aftermath of Adopt a Charity Week, (a whole week of enterprising events on campus, led by students, raising funds for charity), we chatted to the Vice President of BakeSoc, to know more about what motivated the society to do something every single day of the week to raise money!

The BakeSoc could be found every day selling their own cakes in the Pod in the Guild. They also organisd a lovely Alice in Wonderland Tea Party on Friday, the 5th of February, complete with everything from lots of yummy cakes to raffles!

Our interview went like this –



Which charity were you fundraising for? Why this one in particular?




We were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.


In our committee for BakeSoc, at least three of us has had an experience with Cancer. Including me. We know people fighting cancer and have lost people to Cancer. It’s scary how it’s so close to us and so common. We feel that care for cancer patients is very close to us and it’s very personal. Having such a deep connection to the cause helps us succeed more.

How much money have you raised this week? How does that feature with your expectations?


The bake sale at the Pod

We raised £424 this year and it really exceeded our expectations. We were aiming for more than £300 this year. We are really happy we exceeded that. All our goodies were made by us and our members were very supportive to the cause.

How was your personal experience with Adopt a Charity Week?




We all had a special interest in it and I feel that as a person, this intensive charity week has helped me turn cancer to something that empowers me and something I can use to develop my personality.

BakeSoc worked very hard to raise money for a cause close to their heart. It was a week of revelations, reflection and acceptance.


Lakshmipriya Venkatesan


Student PR Team

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