|Victoria and Di with our jam|
|Members at this year’s Food Festival|
We raised the sum by selling cakes, biscuits and buns made by SHWI members on their traditional stall and through entry fees for their Best in Show competition at the Festival held last month. It is the fourth year running that SHWI has taken part in the event.
Seven Hills WI President, Lindsay Garfitt, said: “We’re thrilled to have raised such a lot of money for the Young Women’s Housing Project. Last year, we made just over £1,000 at the Food Festival and really wanted to beat that total this year so we are very happy to have done so. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and bought cakes from us or entered our competition.”
Jo Meagher from YWHP added: “It really motivates the team knowing that people want to support the project, and the young women are really grateful that Seven Hills WI wants to raise money to help them get back on their feet.
“With the funds raised we are hoping to take the young women and children on a family day out to the seaside, something many of them will not have done for many years, if at all. We will also be able to provide some specialist parent and child sessions to support these young families to build strong, trusting relationships and develop their strengths for coping with difficulties. The support from Seven Hills WI will make a real difference for these young women; we can’t thank the members enough.”
The winners of the Seven Hills WI Best in Show competition were as follows:
Strawberry Jam – Clare Savage
Victoria Sponge – Neil Askew
Bread – Clare Savage
Children’s Cupcakes – Lia Touhey and Frances Williamson (joint winners)
|Our 2013 Food Festival stall and GBBO’s James Morton!|
It only seems two minutes since the last event but it’s time for Sheffield Food Festival again! The event has moved from its usual September date and will take place on May bank holiday.
Like last year, we will be holding a traditional cake stall at this year’s event on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May, from 10am until around 5pm (or until the cake runs out!) on both days. There will be a delightful assortment of cakes made by our wonderful members and a raffle on each day to win something special made by one of our star bakers! This year the event is taking place on the Moor and we will be located in the old Woolworth’s shop.
We will be selling copies of the new Sheffield Cook Book which features lots of delicious recipes from around the city, including a recipe from us!
SHWI members – we also need you to help us by baking lots of yummy cakes and volunteering to help on the stall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Information, rules and regulations
1. Competition Entry
c. £1 per entry, payable on arrival with product – all entry money will be donated to the Young Women’s Housing Project – a registered charity that provides safe places to live and specialist support to help young women to overcome the effects of abuse.
d. All entries must be bought to Seven Hills WI’s stall in the former Woolworth’s shop on Sunday 25 May between 10.00am and 11.30am. Entries submitted after this time will not be entered.
f. All entries must be presented ‘ready to judge’.
a. Victoria Sandwich: cake to be 8” round, filled with raspberry jam, and presented boxed or plated. The entry will be judged on presentation, appearance and suitability as well as, of course, taste, texture and flavour.
b. Strawberry Jam: presented in a clear glass jar and judged on appearance, suitability, taste, texture and flavour.
c. Bread: presented boxed or bagged and ready to eat; judged on presentation, appearance, suitability, taste, texture and flavour.
d. Children’s (aged up to Year 6 at school (11 years old)). Six decorated cupcakes presented boxed or plated; judged on appearance, suitability, taste, texture and flavour.
a. Judging will take place between 12noon and 2.30pm on Sunday 25 May.
e. Any winners not present will be contacted to be informed that they have won a prize and will receive their rosettes by post within seven days.
a. Packaging, boxes etc. may be collected by entrants between 3.35pm and 5pm on Sunday 25 May. Any items not collected will be disposed of.
|SHWI members with the lovely James Morton from GBBO|
We raised an AMAZING £1,056 for the Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia (PACT) at our cake stall at this year’s Sheffield Food Festival.
We ran a cake stall in the Winter Gardens which saw members bake a variety of treats including cupcakes, cookies, cakes and muffins, and the Best in Show competition held on Sunday. Winners were announced in three categories – Victoria Sponge, Jarred goods and Puddings – by James Morton from the Great British Bake Off.
Lindsay Garfitt, President of Seven Hills WI, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have raised over £1,000 for PACT. I would like to say a massive thank you to all our members who baked or helped on the stall across the weekend and also a big thanks to everyone who visited our stall or entered our Best in Show competition, helping us raise so much for such a worthwhile charity.”
|SHWI’s Lindsay, Kim and Vicky at the stall|
Robin Jeeps, Vice Chair of PACT, added: “This is a fabulous effort from the Seven Hills WI team and PACT is proud to have been chosen as their charity of the year. Every pound we spend helping children and families comes from public donations like this so we are very grateful.”
The Best in Show winners were as follows:
Victoria Sponge – Neil Askew
Puddings – Sara Curtis
Jarred Goods – Clare Savage
Well done and thank you to everyone who entered!
|SHWI members Blanche and Kim judge
the entries at last year’s Sheffield Food
Festival Best in Show competition
As many of you will remember, we held a stall at Sheffield Food Festival last year and ran the Best in Show competition. Our stall, selling homemade afternoon teas, and the competition was a huge success and we have been asked back to do it all again this year, hurrah!
We’re doing things a little differently for 2012 and will be holding a traditional cake stall on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, from 10am until around 6pm (or until the cake runs out!) on both days. There will be a delightful assortment of cakes made by our wonderful members and a raffle on each day to win a whole cake made by one of our star bakers!
Our Best in Show competition will also be running once again, this time with two categories – Victoria Sponge and Jams/Chutneys. It costs £1 per entry, and all proceeds, along with all proceeds from our cake stall, will be going to our nominated charity Haven House, which provides temporary accommodation for women and children in Sheffield who find themselves homeless due to domestic abuse.
|SHWI present SRASACS with £200 made at the 2011
Sheffield Food Festival. (L-R SHWI Treasurer Vicky, Aletheia from
SRASACS, SHWI President Lindsay and Secretary Kim)
So, how can you get involved? Everyone loves cake so come along to our stall in the Winter Gardens on 15 or 16 September (or both if you really love cake!). We’d also love it if you could enter our Best in Show competition, it’s all done in the name of fun but there are a few rules which you can find below.
Seven Hills WI – Best in Show. Information Rules and Regulations
|Jen at last year’s Food Festival|