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Fundraisers appeal for terror-ific treats

15 Oct 2019 17:57:24
charity Halloween

Whether its googly toffee eyeballs, severed chocolate fingers or grizzly pumpkin cupcakes – the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is looking for creative bakers to donate Halloween treats. 

As All Hallows’ Eve draws closer, the charity is working with colleagues at Unison Rotherham and Tesco Maltby’s Community Champions to host a bake sale and raffle in reception at Rotherham Hospital on 31 October 2019, from 10.30am to 2pm.

Mike Smith, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “This will be the charity’s first Halloween Spooktacular so we’re looking for keen bakers to whip up some tricks and treats and for generous people to donate raffle prizes to ensure it is a frightfully good event.

“We are proud to say our fantastic volunteers and colleagues from Unison Rotherham have already pledged to sell home-made cakes and raffle tickets with extra support from Tesco’s community champions – but the more the merrier! Whether you can bake buns, donate a raffle prize or simply come along on the day to support our fundraising – we really appreciate it.”

All the funds raised at the devilishly tasty event will enable the charity to invest in equipment, resources and projects which are above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide and which benefit patients cared for by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. 
Liz Hall, Clerical Officer for Unison Rotherham, said: “For many people, Halloween is brought to life with pumpkins, apple bobbing and frightful fancy dress. But we are particularly inspired by Mexican holiday celebrations which begin on 31 October where people pray for and remember friends and family members who have sadly passed away on All Souls Day. We hope it will be a real day of celebration.

“Baking a cake, donating a raffle prize or treating your colleagues to goodies on the day is a simple way for everyone to contribute to the event, enabling the charity to raise as much money as possible. We will be decked out in all the festive trimmings and hope to see you there.”