Thousands raised through baking workshops

November 29 2013

YOUNGSTERS who learnt to bake raised thousands of pounds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal with Nailsea Electrical’s 102 Cookery School.

YOUNGSTERS who learnt to bake raised thousands of pounds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal with Nailsea Electrical’s 102 Cookery School.
Nailsea Electrical, on Gloucester Road, sponsored one of the 80 Gromits placed around Bristol as part of the public art trail to raise cash for the appeal which supports Bristol Children’s Hospital.Ben, Helen and Giles outside Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
A giant 5ft Gromit was outside the Gloucester Road independent retailer for 10 weeks and as part of the campaign the Cookery School offered special baking classes for youngsters.
Giles Pushman, who runs 102 Cookery School by Nailsea Electrical, said: “We asked for a minimum donation of £10 per baking workshop and were delighted to be able to give £2,233 to the appeal.”
Each child was able to shape, bake and decorate their own Gromit with a prize for the best decorated and each could have a photograph taken with their baked Gromit next to the giant model outside on Gloucester Road.
Giles said: “It was a lovely souvenir from an initiative which not only put Bristol on the map but raised money to help other children in the future. We were delighted to play our part.”
The Grand Appeal is currently raising £3.5 million to support the expansion of Bristol Children’s Hospital, one of the leading, multi-disciplinary children’s hospitals in the UK.
Helen Haskell, Corporate and Events Fundraiser at The Grand Appeal said: “We are delighted that the 102 Cookery School cookery classes proved so popular over the summer and so many children got involved and learnt some new baking skills whilst raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. 
"Nailsea Electrical are a fantastic supporter of The Grand Appeal and we are so grateful to them for their support of Gromit Unleashed”.