Hospitality students Stand Up To Cancer with bake sale


21 March 2021

Burton and South Derbyshire College Level 3 Food and Beverage Service students, Megan Wagstaff and Bilal Mohammad with the Stand Up To Cancer bake sale stall in the College’s Mulberry Bistro.

Level 3 Food and Beverage Service students at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) recently held a bake sale in the College’s Mulberry Bistro to raise much-needed funds for Stand Up To Cancer as part of the national Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake-Off.

The bake sale was held on Tuesday 15th March and staff and students were invited to purchase beautifully hand-decorated cupcakes at £1 each, along with doughnuts, lemon cake and Bakewell tart, all priced at 50p per slice. The students raised £40.40 for Stand Up To Cancer which will go towards saving lives.

Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising campaign led by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. Funds raised will see three in four people in the UK surviving cancer by 2034, with two in for four surviving today and one in four having survived in the 1970s.

Speaking about the students’ bake sale and fundraiser, Mulberry Bistro Supervisor, Louise Tanner said: “The learners are always trying to find new ways to raise awareness and support the work of a range of charities. Inspired by the Bake-Off special, their passion for worthy causes and making a difference, they planned, organised and held the event themselves, which was a great success and received many positive comments from college staff.”

In addition, BSDC Catering and Hospitality students take part in a variety of exciting fundraisers, projects and events during their course. These include the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and various themed evenings featuring global cuisines such as French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Nordic and more, and exciting themes such as Mad Hatter’s March Madness, Valentine’s, Chinese New Year and gin tasting.

For more information about Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk. For more information about Burton and South Derbyshire College’s Level 3 Food and Beverage Service course and to apply online, visit: www.bsdc.ac.uk/explore/course/view/6/1784

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