Yesterday, the Wolverhampton Metro Bank hosted its very own ‘Great Metro Bake Off’ raising more than £120 for Cancer Research. Each of the store colleagues brought in a home-baked delight to be judged by Wolverhampton’s alternative Great British Bake Off panel.
The judges crowned Simran Kaur the winner after creating a lemon cheesecake masterpiece which even received a special “Hollywood handshake” from Wolverhampton’s next best Paul Hollywood, Rosie Milton, customer service representative. The Great British Bake Off judging panel also included store manager, Stuart Williams who embraced the role of host and taster, Matt Lucas, with assistant manager Jaz Govindan posing as Prue Leith.
“As a community bank, we’re always looking for ways to raise money for charity,” said Stuart Williams, store manager of Metro Bank Wolverhampton. “The Great Metro Bake Off was a fantastic way to have fun and contribute to such a worthy cause, close to many of our hearts.
“All of the colleagues’ creations were a pleasure to taste and we hope to host more events like this in the future.”
The Wolverhampton colleagues also challenged other Metro Bank stores to get involved, with the Liverpool store also taking part and raising money Cancer Research.
The competition was organised by Chloe Westley, one of the store’s customer service representatives. This was not the first time the team at Metro Bank Wolverhampton put their minds to fundraising after local director, Lakh Singh completed a charity challenge at the end of last year, cycling from the Bank’s Merry Hill store through the canal towpaths of the Black Country to Wolverhampton to raise money for The Sikh Helpline, a free local counselling service.
To support Cancer Research and the Metro Bank team’s efforts please visit: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/chloes-giving-page-2639