To mark National Cupcake Day and, more importantly, to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Society, today we hosted our very own Bake Off!
Judged by a panel of local experts and cake lovers, including former Great British Bake Off contestant Howard Middleton, Sheffield Theatres staff were challenged to present a Sweet Treat, a Savoury Snack or a Showstopper – the latter being themed around a Sheffield Theatres show.
We had donation buckets to raise money and also donated 25% of all cake sales from the Crucible Cafe directly to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Claire Murray, Communications & Fundraising Director explained: ‘We hold regular coffee mornings as a staff team; they’re a great way to bring everyone together and we’re lucky to have some exceptionally talented bakers on staff.
‘We decided to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s cupcake day because we’re a team of dementia friends and we’re really passionate about creating work to support people to live well with dementia.
‘We’re very grateful to our judges for giving their time to support our event and to theLight Cinema, Marmadukes Café and Fly DSA Arenawho have supported us by providing prizes for our star bakers.’
As a Dementia Friendly organisation, we work to raise funds to create a more accessible theatre for those living with dementia. We offer a wide range of dementia friendly activities including dementia friends training for the public and monthly tea dances for those living with dementia and their carers. Since 2017, over 2900 people have accessed Sheffield Theatres’ Dementia Friendly activities and opportunities, and over 373 people have been made Dementia Friends.
If you would like to make a donation towards the Alzheimer's Society you can visit their website here, or to donate towards the Dementia Friendly work we do at Sheffield Theatres, you can do so through the links below.