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Give a hand and bake: Charity fundraising for the Stroke Association.

Paul Hollywood eat your heart out!
Last week we had a great time taking part in Stroke Association's Give a Hand and Bake event. Clients, candidates, friends and colleagues were invited to enjoy a savoury and sweet lunch time buffet prepared by star bakers across Edinburgh and the Lothians – AKA, our Bright Purple People. 
From Swedish Meatballs and Spanish Omelette to Norwegian baked goods and various British favourites, we had a brilliant time preparing and hosting the event, particularly for such a great cause.

Who are the Stroke Association?

The Stroke Association are Bright Purple’s chosen charity, and an organisation close to our hearts. 100,000 people have a stroke every year, and the Stroke Association do phenomenal work in supporting stroke survivors and their families.
From funding vital research, campaigning for improvements in Stroke care, and providing their own helpline and support services, the Stroke Association aim to make lives better for existing and future Stroke survivors every year.
Stroke Association Logo

Competition time: Star Bakers!

Being a sales office we also decided to add a competitive element to the bake sale. When all the votes were counted and verified we were delighted to crown James Taylor and Renate Hansen as winners of best Savoury and Sweet dish respectively. Very well deserved!
The Bright Purple team standing in front of their cakes
Of course, the real winners were the Stroke Association: thanks to the general donations and sales of our bakes on the day, we raised £150 for the charity!

How can I support the Stroke Association?

There are many ways you can support the Stroke Association, from a simple donation to hosting your own fundraising event. There are a host of great ideas on their website, or get your thinking cap on and come up with something completely unique!
By hosting a bake sale (or any other event!) you’ll be helping stroke survivors across the UK on their journey to rebuild their lives. If cakes are your thing, check out Stroke Association's website to see when the next Bake Week is taking place!
Stroke Association is our nominated charity, chosen by the Bright Purple team. We hope to raise more awareness and funding for the association - do give us a shout if you have any fun fundraising ideas!

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