The University of East Anglia recently held a bake sale for The Donkey Sanctuary, raising an incredible £520.97!
The lovely staff from the University took part in making some delicious donkey themed biscuits and cakes for their bake sale. Here is what University Administrative Assistant, Christina said about the event…
“We are only a small office with about 30 staff but a few times a year we hold a charity bake sale. This time it was my team's turn to organise the event: Emma, Holly, Josh, Jane, Helen and I.
First we had to select a charity. We all love animals and our Team Leader Emma enthusiastically shouted “DONKEYS” at us all. I remembered visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on holiday in Devon so I got in touch to ask for some fundraising posters and leaflets. Sophie from the Fundraising Team was really helpful and sent us some lovely banners, stickers and information. Jane created the most beautiful poster which I plastered all around the building.
We told all our friends and family to reserve the night before the bake sale for epic scale BAKING. We ended up with so many cakes we hardly had enough tables to put them on! I advertised the Bake Sale across the University and we had a fantastic turn out. Everyone who came along got a sticker and I gave them a leaflet on The Donkey Sanctuary. The badges Sophie also send us sold instantly – so popular. Next morning there were still quite a few cakes left over, so I set up another mini cake sale over in the University Estates Department and we made over another £100! The final total was £416.86 which is £520.97 with gift aid. This is a record breaking amount for one of our office bake sales. Everyone was so generous and one lady from Estates gave us £50 for 1 cake! I would again like to thank all the amazing bakers and all the incredibly generous people who donated. It was really good fun as well. We really enjoyed organising it all.”
Thank you so much to everyone who took part! We are so grateful for the amount of effort and kindness that has been shown by the University and the staff in making this such a successful event.