Red Nose Update

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Further to their previous report, Newport have sent in this fun collage summarising their Red Nose Day antics. The Managers who took part were: Tim Richards, Ian Griffin, Cayleb Needham, Ben Winspear, Steve Vernon, Karen Scourfield and Claire Hockey.  Warehouse staff who donated and volunteered to have their faces painted were Neil Espin, Ashley Bullock and Michelle Yalland.

They also sold cakes on the day and did the raffle supplied in the Red Nose Pack and Gaynor Scott won £30.00.

The total raised was £109.85.

We also have an update from Frances Plant on the results of the Great Bertrams Bake Off

Great Bertrams Bake Off 2015

“We had a fantastic response to the inaugural Great Bertrams Bake Off, with lots of departments throughout the business including Buying, Credit Control, Bibliographic, HR, Library Services, Dawson Sales/Business Support and Dawson Customer Services taking up the baking challenge issued by Marketing! Over 30 cakes, buns, muffins, savoury snacks and biscuits were bought in, with the best in each department being put forward to be judged by MD Justin Adams in two different categories: best decoration, and best tasting. There was also a category for best team effort.

Justin said:

“I was incredibly impressed by the amazing quality of all the cakes, and the evident work that had gone in not just on baking but decoration. It was almost impossible to judge, so I apologise to all those that didn’t get mentioned below. I will give £1 for every cake I tasted!”

The lucky winners were:

Best Decoration:
Laura Gray in Credit Control for her chocolate and vanilla stars sponge cake

Runners Up:
Nicola Smith in Credit Control for her chocolate and roses sponge cake, and Amy French in Marketing for her Red Nose Victoria sponge cake

Best Tasting:
Deepthi Rajesh in Bibliographic for her chicken cutlets

Runners Up:
Judith Baird in Business Support for her lemon and poppy-seed cupcakes, and Michelle Nichols in Dawson Customer Services for her plum crumble cake

Best Team Effort:
Bertrams Library Services

Runners Up:
Bibliographic and Marketing

Once the judging had been completed, all the cakes were put on sale, much to the delight of everyone!

Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we raised an amazing £251.36 for Comic Relief!

Many thanks to everyone who took part, whether through baking or buying: hopefully this will be the first in an annual competition!”

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One Response to Red Nose Update

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive says:

    An excellent effort for Red Nose Day as usual. Well done to all locations who took part, especially those who sent in their reports this week.

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