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Hamptons International hosts a Halloween bake-off to raise money for Cancer Research UK

On Friday 31st October, branches at leading agent Hamptons International hosted a Halloween style bake-off and raised more than £600 for its charity partner, Cancer Research UK.

The bake-off was organised by a number of branches throughout the network (Chichester, Horsham, Guildford, Farnham and Brighton and Hove) and those who took part were given the task of creating Halloween-themed bakes.

The bakes were then judged by independent adjudicators and sold to the local community to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.

Culinary creations included; a graveyard sponge cake with edible grave stones, severed-finger biscuits, gingerbread ghosts and eyeball cupcakes on sticks. However, the highlight of the day was celebrity guest judge and runner-up of 2014’s Great British Bake Off, Kate Henry. Kate, who is a local resident, judged their bake-off and crowned Lily Hawkins, Team Administrator, as overall bake-off champion and winner with her four-layered, sponge and buttercream Pumpkin cake.

Karen Standing, Regional Director at Hamptons International says; “The Halloween bake-off was a complete success and we’re delighted to have raised over £600 for Cancer Research UK.

I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who got involved and made the event a huge success – we have some talented bakers in our midst. We’re also completely overwhelmed by the generosity of those who gave so generously and purchased one of our Halloween culinary creations. Finally a big thank you to Kate Henry, the baking extraordinaire from this year’s Great British Bake Off”.

The Halloween Bake Off is one fundraising activity of many that Hamptons International has been involved in throughout the year to raise money for Cancer Research UK. To date the company has raised just shy of £95,000 for this worthy cause.

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