We're Coral's charity partner of the year

03 June 2014
The team at Coral host their Children with Cancer Bake Club
Every year Coral invite their colleagues to vote for the charity that they're going to support and this year they voted overwhelmingly to support Children with Cancer UK.

Here's their account of our partnership so far:

Coral kick-start their fundraising with a Bake Club

A selection of cakes from Coral"We are all delighted to be working with this most fantastic cause.  We are committed to raising a minimum of £500,000.

We kick-started our fundraising efforts with the Bake Club last week and are proud to say that it was a huge success. All of our 9,000 betting shop colleagues in our 1,800 betting shops got involved - either baking delicious treats or indeed buying them, and most importantly, eating them!

Here in HQ, Fern and Nilly from Children with Cancer UK ramped up the competition by judging our efforts. We're pretty sure all of the staff went home carrying a few extra pounds, after buying everything and anything. The kitchen was taken over with all sorts, from cupcakes to cookies, banoffee pie to peanut butter brownies, rice crispy buns to a few inedible items!

Bake club outside a Coral shopKarlene Ani was announced as the winner after producing sell-out cupcakes, while Nicola McGeady secured a spot on the podium with her calorific chocolate cheesecake. James Knight, our Head of Racing, was not impressed that he failed to secure a prize for his lemon-drizzle cake, but the authenticity of his efforts raised a few doubts....we believe Mrs Knight was the brains behind the operation.

All-in-all it was a fantastic day, involving a huge team effort. We are proud to say that our Bake Club event raised a staggering £50,000, putting us well on track to achieving our goal of raising in excess of £500,000.

The Bake Club was just the first of many fund-raising events to come. Individual shops are setting themselves daring challenges such as skydives, abseiling and gruelling obstacle courses.
And with the World Cup about to start, we have a nationwide sweepstake available which is sure to get everyone involved."

Read more: Our partnership with Coral

We're delighted too

Here at Children with Cancer UK, we're so delighted to be working with such an enthusiastic team. Huge thanks to everyone at Coral. We're really looking forward to all that's still to come.

(June 2014)

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