Merci beaucoup, thank you so much for all the lovely baking on Sunday!
We had the most delicious looking creations: cookies and friands and even some home-made croissants! Can’t wait to share the photos with you in the Wrap Up post, so watch this space!
Also wanted to give an update on how Hospice Cuppa is doing. I got a lovely email from the wonderful Carol at North Shore Hospice that I want to share with you all!:
While the Hospice Cuppa campaign won’t wind up for another couple of months (we already know of two cuppas that are happening in August), I felt it was prudent that I make contact now to once again thank you and all the Baking for Hospice team for the amazing support we have received this year for the Hospice Cuppa. We honestly couldn’t have done it without you all.
I am going to meet with the other Hospices on 1st July to collate all our figures and talk about what we can add for next year. But in the meantime, I thought I would give you an update on how we at Hospice North Shore have been doing:
To date we have received 67 Host registrations, which is about the same as last , although would you believe we are still receiving 1 or 2 registrations each week?
We are delighted that to date we have raised over $9,000, which is just fantastic! People have come back absolutely gushing about the fun they had with their Hospice Cuppa, with many saying it was a great excuse to catch up with friends and family that they hadn’t seen for a while. A number of people held theirs at their workplace and had a fabulous time getting their workmates involved in the baking, etc and then getting together for a social event with their colleagues. There have also been so great fundraisers going on within the Hospice Cuppas – many ran raffles, a Host at Auckland University had one of her colleagues offer to do staff’s nails for a donation to Hospice at her workplace event, and a couple of Cuppas fined guests for each question they got wrong on the Hospice Quiz. It is heart warming to know that so much fun is being had in the name of raising funds for Hospice North Shore
Not surprisingly, I have received a lot of positive comments about the recipes cards and on-line recipes – they have been baked all over the city and devoured! I hate to think how many calories have been consumed in the name of Hospice over the last couple of months! Maybe we should do a deal with Weight Watchers in the coming months……..
We still have around 20 Hospice Cuppas to be held, so we are quietly confident that we will exceed last year’s total of $14,000 – but I don’t want to tempt fate just yet – so keep your fingers crossed
I am really, really happy with how the campaign has gone and has been received by our community – I am loving hearing all the stories. If you haven’t already, do check out our facebook page to see some great photos from the Hospice Cuppas
I am also really grateful for the amazing support we received from Baking for Hospice – it really has made the world of difference
Please do pass on our sincere thanks to your bakers and I promise that I will let you know our final results, but it won’t be for a few months yet
Woohoo that’s a whooping $9000 and counting! Outstanding result! So a massive massive thank you to everyone who generously baked and helped out at the launch, for all those who have hosted Hospice Cuppas and for everyone spreading the word!
Went to a lovely funeral today and am reminded of how important the Hospice is and what a truly amazing thing it is that they do. Thanks so much for all your support everyone! What an amazing cause to be giving to in the most delicious way!