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Baking up a storm for Ataxia UK

POSTED ON: 29.03.2018

Egg-citing news

Recently, we held a vote to decide which new charity to put our fabulous fundraising efforts behind. We nominated Ataxia UK, an amazing charity that supports research into a condition very close to our hearts. To kick off our partnership, we thought we'd host our very own Easter bake sale; and everyone went all out.

Ataxia is a neurological condition that has a number of forms. During our fundraising, we're focusing on Friedreichs Ataxia which causes damage to the nervous system. Ataxia UK is a charity that funds research into cures and treatments for all forms of Ataxia, including Friedreich's. With just £1200, they can fund a junior researcher full-time for a whole month. To learn more about the amazing work they do, click here.

Getting busy with it

We had many fundraising competitions going on throughout the event, and loads of tasty cakes and buns too!

There were two raffles going on, one for the chance to win 3 lovely Easter eggs and another to win a luxury Hotel Chocolat Easter hamper. Jay from our customer service department, our project manager Lynn and Stacey from our HR department won the Easter eggs, and Helen from our Marketing team took home the hamper. Just look at the size of it!

Buns with a bunny

We also had someone else sat at the reception desk too. Say hello to...what was his name again?

We ran a competition to find out the name of our very own Easter bunny, with each guess costing £1. Beth, our winner, guessed correctly with the name Mopsy. And so, the marvellous Mopsy mystery was put to rest.

£200 raised for Ataxia

It's been great to see everyone here getting involved over the last few days. Helen's daughter Izzy, who has Ataxia herself, baked up a storm for the bake sale and has said a big thank you to everyone for donating. All the funds raised from the event will be going to fight Izzy's form of the condition: Friedreich's ataxia.

With our continued support, Ataxia UK can carry on the fight for a cure to Friedreich's Ataxia. If you'd like to learn more about Izzy's story, click here to visit her fundraising page.