This year we decided we would raise money for a charity chosen by the team at DriveWorks.
In May, we set up a suggestions box in our reception so that everyone had the chance to add their suggested charity to the box before we put it to a company vote!
On the day, we had an amazing selection of cakes, biscuits, muffins, scones and even sausage rolls!
We also had Devin Martin from TriMech visiting from the USA. Devin was more than happy to test some British baking.
Luckily there was plenty of cake to go around!
To help us raise as much money as we could for both charities, we also held a raffle.
We had a fantastic range of prizes kindly donated by the DriveWorks Team and generous businesses. A huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets!
Prizes included a selection of American candy supplied by Heather from the DriveWorks team who is based in Boston, a 3D mouse, toiletries, toys and lots of alcohol and chocolates!
We also had the following fantastic prizes up for grabs:
This was our biggest bake sale total yet. Beating last year’s total of £500 and 2017’s total of £450! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the bake sale by baking, donating and enjoying the cakes!
After speaking to our visitors from Cheshire Grange Care Home during the bake sale, we learnt that their residents would really benefit from a special projector that can be used by dementia patients to interact with and keep their minds active.
Cheshire Grange do a great job in our local community and they have always supported our bake sales by attending and donating. We would like to give something back to Cheshire Grange and help their patients by donating the cost of the projector to them.
The bake sale was a great reason to bring out our shuffleboard, cornhole and splat the rat games too! These games were all made by the DriveWorks team, we spent our lunchtimes building, sanding, sewing and painting in time for our summer party this year.
At the bake sale we also had a guess the number of sweets in the jar game. As you can imagine our engineers had some complex calculations to try to guess correctly and win the sweets!
Our bake sale was held just days before the Laskey Farm Gardens were opened as part of the National Garden Scheme. The open gardens scheme also raises money for charities. Howard and Wendy Platt very kindly allowed our guests to look round the beautiful gardens on the day of the bake sale.
We also had a special visit from Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid.
Faisal dropped by to congratulate us on our recent High Sheriff of Cheshire Award for Innovation and our two Queens Awards for Enterprise for Innovation and Internaional Trade and enjoy some of our bake sale cakes!
While we were enjoying all the sweet treats, local dental practice Eagel Brow reminded us about the importance of brushing our teeth by kindly providing us with lots of tooth paste to go with the cake! Thanks Eagel Brow!
A huge thank you again to everyone who contributed to the bake sale and everyone who came along on the day to raise money for some great causes!