Left to right: Dawn Gracie and Trish Aylmore.

Chichester Dawn Gracie and Trisha Aylmore

Published:  25 September, 2017

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed vintage entertainer and singer Dawn Gracie to its Chichester depot last week for a charity ‘Builders’ Bake Off’.

Staff at the depot showcased their baking prowess to compete for the title of Best Builders’ Bake Off 2017, which was judged by Dawn.

Best known as an award-winning performer and professional producer, local resident Dawn announced the winner as Trish Aylmore for her chocolate sponge cake, which was topped with a double cream, white chocolate and cream cheese icing and decorated with edible butterflies.

Following the competition, the delicious array of homemade cakes were sold in aid of Covers Help for Hospices week.

The Builders’ Bake Off is one of several fundraising activities that took place as part of Covers’ Help for Hospices week, to support hospice charities across the South East. Proceeds from the competition will contribute to the final fundraising target of over £30,000, which will be split between the 11 hospices.

Commenting on the event, Rupert Green, Chairman at Covers, said: “We had dozens of entries for this year’s Builders’ Bake Off so it was certainly a tough competition! Congratulations to all our winning bakers and thank you to everyone who supported us and helped to raise vital funds for these exceptional charities.”

The ‘Grand Raffle’ prize draw, which includes top prizes of a £500 Covers Home Improvements voucher, will take place on 13 October, 2017.

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