The passion for baking that has swept the nation in the last few years has led to a delicious day at Ordnance Survey recently. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off on BBC2, staff got out their mixing bowls and produced endless goodies for categories including a technical bake using a classic scone recipe and glorious sponge cakes both large and small.
The entries were judged by a lucky panel of three who were expertly guided by staff member Elaine Owen who in her spare time is a judge for the British Great Taste Awards. As the final cakes were being tasted and scored a rather hungry lunchtime queue had formed at the doors of the judging room with friends and colleagues happily donating a total of £381.00 to the Red and White appeal collecting tins in return for some really delicious cakes and bakes.
As 1 in 25 of the population will develop a blood disorder in their lifetime, Southampton Hospital Charity’s Red & White Appeal is raising funds for the building of a specialist outpatient treatment centre for patients with leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders. Southampton General Hospital provides specialist services for haematology patients and is regarded as a ‘centre of excellence’ meaning demand for its specialist services is extremely high. Ordnance Survey has, to date, raised enough funds to purchase three of six infusion pumps required by this unit to deliver fluids to patients in a controlled manner.