UNICEF on Campus society is organising a one-night cake tasting event on Thursday, 11th February to raise money and awareness for UNICEF UK.
The fundraising event is open to all students and staff at Newcastle University and will follow the format of the very famous TV show The Great British Bake Off with ten contestants that have already signed up to bake and present their cakes in order to help and raise funds and win some great prizes.
While all attendants will have a chance to try and judge contestants’ cakes themselves, young bakers will also be judged by the Bake Society in order to choose the best one and to elect the winner of Great Newcastle University Bake Off.
Lloyd Bibby, the co-president of UNICEF on Campus society, told the Courier that he is very excited about the event: “We are bringing many people together to enjoy what we hope will be some fantastic cake! Whilst also managing to raise vital funds for a very worthwhile cause.”
The event will take place in the Bamburgh Room in King’s Road Centre with doors opening at 6.45pm and will be ticketed at £5 per person. The ticket will include a range of different cakes and beverages as well as entertainment for the night.
While Lloyd could not confirm who is performing, he said UNICEF on Campus is also collaborating with a few other student societies in order to provide great live entertainment for all people coming to support the cause. They will also be holding a raffle with, as the co-president Lloyd Bibby promised, some great prizes to be won there and then.
The Society will be donating all the money collected from the tickets and the raffle to UNICEF UK which is currently focusing on helping the refugee crisis and making overseas efforts in Syria, Yemen, and Nepal.
UNICEF on Campus society focuses on “raising money for, and awareness of vulnerable children facing global hardships through fundraising for UNICEF UK” by hosting various fundraising events throughout the year such as Pub Quiz and Holiday Movie Night this year which each raised more than £200.