The Baking and Film societies held a joint charity event to fundraise for Comic Relief.
The event, which was held in the Fine Art Lecture Theatre on Thursday 16th March, involved members of both societies gathering in the evening to watch the 2009 comedy The Boat That Rocked. In a similar format to their previous charity fundraiser for Children in Need in November, Film Society provided the film showing and members of the Baking Society baked a range of sweet treats including Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread), cupcakes and homemade popcorn. The film screening was free for members of both societies as well as the wider student body, but attendees were encouraged to donate in the collection bucket for charity and the refreshments were sold.
The choice of film was decided by a poll organised by the two societies for their members to vote for, and The Boat That Rocked won by a landslide victory. The film centres around life on-board an offshore pirate radio station in 1966, and features an all-star cast including Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh.
Comic Relief is a national charity which aims to tackle global poverty, and Red Nose is being held on Friday 24th March. Red Noses are available now in Sainsbury’s and Oxfam stores, and a further range of merchandise is available from TK Maxx. Visit the Comic Relief website to find out more information about how to donate, when the show is being broadcast, and what fundraising activities are happening near you.
Commenting on the event, Alexandra Logan, Charity Officer of Baking Society, said,
“On Thursday 16th, Baking Society and Film Society enjoyed a scrummy movie combination in aid of Comic Relief. The guests at this open event enjoyed the various delicious confections on offer ranging from a rich cherry loaf to decedent lemon cupcakes whilst watching the comedy ‘The Boat that Rocked’ which went down a treat. This is the second movie and cake charity event of the year and we are so glad it’s been a success. Comic relief is next Friday, so please donate if you can.”