LightStart’s upcoming baking competition, organised in support of LCF’s #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign, aims to answer a very important question: which Leeds businesses can bake?
Digital design company, LightStart is challenging the budding bakers in the city’s business community to impress the judges with their cupcakes, dazzle with their showstoppers and entice with their plaited loaves.
Putting their skills to the test, contestants pay a small fee to enter the competition, with all proceeds donated to LCF’s #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign.
With over 30,000 school children in Leeds going hungry in the school holidays, LCF has launched a campaign to raise funds and distribute grants to projects that address Holiday Hunger and promote healthy activities for young people.
Hunger in the school holidays is a real problem for families who rely on free school meals and can have a huge detrimental impact on children’s mental and physical wellbeing, and a knock on effect on their life chances.
School holidays place extra burdens on family budgets in terms of food, fuel, activities and childcare. The Holiday Hunger Campaign will give out grants to local projects that run activities during the school holidays to enable vulnerable children to have access to food, fun activities, learning and support.
Support from businesses like LightStart is therefore vital in helping to raise money for this important campaign.
At the bake off event, representatives from organisations are invited to enter one of two competition rounds:
- A Paul Hollywood favourite: the plaited white loaf
- Or a cake competition that welcomes cakes entries of all shapes and sizes.
Putting your bakes through their paces on Monday 12th February are judges Christine Talbot, ITV Calendar presenter and Leeds Community Foundation ambassador, and Rosie Wilkinson of Leeds Bread Co-op.
Help support the #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign and sign up to the Great British Bake off now