Carrot Cake, Cupcakes and Lucy the Lamb

20 June 2019

Lucy the lemon lamb, salted caramel cupcakes and Nutella filled cookies were just a few of the brilliant bakes donated to the Wilks bake sale, raising a wonderful £200 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

On Wednesday 19th June the Wilks team came together to take part in Cupcake Day, a baking event raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.


The Alzheimer’s Society

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The Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.


In the average time, it takes to bake a batch of cakes, six people in the UK develop dementia. Their Cupcake Day raises both awareness and vital funds for the charity.


The Wilks Bake Off 

 The Wilks Bake Off

Star Baker Jack O'Dwyer, Judge Marie Berry, Darren Stephens and Steve Waldie.


All the brilliant homemade bakes for the Cupcake Day entered the highly competitive Wilks Bake Off competition judged by Wilks very own Marie Berry.


Marie tasted a whole array of sweet treats with the help of Joint Managing Directors Chris and Scott Berry.


It was a tough choice, but the trio was delighted to crown coiler, Jack O’Dwyer as this year’s Star Baker awarding him the sought-after Star Baker trophy for his “sponge cake thing”.


Toolroom Manager, Steve Waldie, came a close second with delectable chocolate drizzled banana cake.


Taking third place was Stores Manager, Darren Stephens with his professional looking carrot cake.


The Wilks Bake Off

 The top three bakes: Jack's "Sponge cake thing",  Steve's chocolate drizzled banana cake and Darren's carrot cake.


These top three cakes were raffled off to raise money, alongside a bake sale of other bakes and fakes donated by the Wilks team, family and friends.


Joint Managing Director, Chris Berry, commented “Yet again; we were blown away with the generosity and creativity of the Wilks team. The Alzheimer’s Society is a fantastic charity, and we feel very proud to have played our part.”


You can find out more about the Alzheimer’s society by visiting

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