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Baking round today marking the first day of National Volunteer Week!

Thanks heaps to all you wonderful bakers! See you soon 🙂

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 Dear Bakers,
The next round is next week! Sunday 21 June is baking day for all your marvelous creations. The theme is “All you need is Love” for lovingly lovely baking creations. Of course the theme is just for fun so don’t feel like you have to bake to theme if you have some delicious baked good you were planning to make.This round in particular the North Shore Hospice has asked for goodies that could be served at their annual function held for all their amazing volunteers. So think party/nibbly food, especially items that are freezable.  The lovely Michelle from North Shore Hospice wanted to thank everyone in advance:

Thank you in advance to all you wonderful bakers and of course Nessie who does an incredible job organising this event.

We look forward to seeing all your fabulous treats that are enjoyed by all involved with HNS.

The drop off timetable is below- check the right column for the sites that go to the different hospices :


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all you need is love and baking bakingequalslove

Hello bakers!

Hope you are all keeping warm and snuggly up in Auckland!

The next round is coming up on Sunday 21 June and the North Shore Hospice has asked for some help with their upcoming Volunteer Recognition function. So we were thinking the theme for next round could be All you need is Love 🙂

So think of your most loved recipes, recipes you know others love, and recipes that show that your love! A mixture of sweet and savoury and the baking that can be frozen would be amazing!

Carol from the NS Hospice writes:

I understand that the next round of delicious Baking for Hospice is due a week or two before the function and we were hoping that you would be happy if we kept aside the baking this round for the function.

We couldn’t function without our amazing volunteers.  Over 700 people give up their time every week/fortnight to help those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness.  Volunteers are involved in every aspect of Hospice services including greeting families & visitors at our reception, making meals, cups of tea for our patients in our inpatient unit, running our day group programme, interviewing patients to create their life reviews, working in Hospice shops to help raise funds and supporting families in their home.  They work tirelessly to ensure we are able to give the best possible care to people in Hospice care.  We are incredibly fortunate to have such an amazing group of people in our community and at the end of June, we aim to reinforce just how much we appreciate them.

If it was OK, could we ask the next round be baking that we can freeze.  If you were looking for a theme – could it be ‘love’ – as we love our volunteers, and they give so much love to Hospice and those in our care……

Will email in the next week with the exact times for drop offs but in the meantime, if you can, pretty please email me:
1. If you think you can bake,
2. What you think you might be baking (approx number of cake boxes required) and

3. Which drop off site you might be dropping off to out of St Johns, Pakuranga, Onehunga, Newmarket, Albany, Forrest Hill and the NS Hospice.

Thanks heaps lovely bakers!

N 🙂

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