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Lawyers don their aprons in the name of charity

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As employees of Southampton law firm Warner Goodman LLP approached the office on the morning of Wednesday 21st October, for some it wasn’t their briefcases they were carrying! Instead, they came laden with a variety of home made cakes all in aid of the Brendoncare Bake!

“This is the second year we have taken part in the Brendoncare Bake,” begins Sarah Whitemore, Employment Law Partner for the firm. “We couldn’t miss the opportunity to take part again and raise money for this fantastic charity, especially as there was an extra challenge this year to keep to the theme of the Mad Hatters Tea Party!”

The Brendoncare Foundation is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people across the South of England. They achieve this through their care homes and close care facilities. An additional element to their work with the elderly is their range of social clubs, designed to bring members of the community closer together through activities such as kurling, fitness classes, lunch and dinner clubs, and dating nights.

“We had such a variety of cakes enter this year; individual cakes shaped as playing cards, cakes decorated as a top hats, cupcakes displayed in a tea pot, heart shaped cakes. The 10 bakers taking part fully embraced the Mad Hatters Tea Party theme,” Sarah continued. “Jonathan Strassberg from our Commercial team was defending his baking title from last year’s challenge and his flourless chocolate orange cake came in a close second. Sam Miles from our Family team just pipped him to the post however with her Raspberry Ombre Surprise, and very kindly donated the £50 cash prize to the charity.”

Cath Dixon and Tammy Angus from Brendoncare were judging the challenge, which raised £300 for the charity. “We’re delighted that Warner Goodman LLP decided to take part again this year, and Tammy and I thoroughly enjoyed being the judges,” commented Cath. “The clubs we run are mainly hosted by volunteers and so the money that has been raised can help vastly in the running and promotion of the clubs which give so many elderly people a new lease of life.”

Sarah concludes, “By taking part in the Brendoncare Bake not only can we raise money for the charity but it also brings our staff together in a way that we aren’t often able to. We’re looking forward to finding out next year’s theme already!”

For more information on the work that the Brendoncare Foundation undertakes, you can visit their website


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