A spooktacular effort by College staff!

In preparation for Halloween, staff at the college of Human and Health Sciences took part in a charity Halloween Boardroom Bake Off on Friday 23rd October.

The creepy cakes were judged on their taste, texture, creativity and appearance by a panel made up of non-competing staff including Gareth “Deadly” Davies, Academic Services Officer, “Ghostly” Gail Mooney, Director of Governance and Lecturer Andrew “Blood-Curdling” Bloodworth.

The overall winner was a realistic brain cake from Sophie Whitecross of the midwifery team. Andrew Evered from the nursing team took second place with his Frankenstein creation and Debbie Davies; College Administration & Information Officer came third with her witches cauldron cake.

After the winners were announced, the cakes were sold and a fantastic £224.54 was raised for a local charity called ‘Hands for Alan’.  Alan is a 13 year old boy from Loughor who developed an infection following open heart surgery which resulted in him losing a hand. The money will be used towards buying much needed i-limb bionic hands.

Jayne Cutter, Head of the Department of Nursing said: “I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone who entered the first Boardroom Bake Off. The standard of the entries was extremely high and all entries were inventive, fun and skilfully executed.

“A special thank you must go to Catherine Williams and Shelly Hill who came up with the idea of the Boardroom Bake Off and managed the event to perfection.”

Plans are already in place to hold a Christmas themed charity bake off in December.