Bake-off in Grantham raises Fairtrade funds

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More than 40 cakes were entered into the Great Fairtrade Bake-off on Saturday and an auction afterwards raised additional money towards winning Grantham the coveted Fairtrade town status.

Judges, including Journal editor Paul Richardson and Mayor Ian Stokes, took almost two hours to decide the winners at the Baptist Church in Wharf Road.

Two categories were won by males - Darsham Patel in the 11-16 years chocolate cake and pensioner Allan Jackson in the Victoria sponge competition - and around 100 people turned out to support Fairtrade initiatives.

Results: Chocolate cake: Under 11: 1, Mia Down; 2, Sheena Colton; 3, Georgine Stewart; 11-16: 1, Darsham Patel; 1, Pippa Jessop; 2, Rebecca Jarvis and Elisa Dolan; Over 16: 1, Jenny Dyrer; 2, Diane Watson; 3, Mavis Deptford. Fruit cake: Under 11: 1, Lucy Jarvis; 2, Woodlands Nursery; Over 16: 1, Louise Willett; 2, Zenia Ferguson; 3, Gill Baxter. Victoria Sponge: Under 11: Sheena Colton; 2, William Tapley; 3, Ethan Tamplin; Over 16: 1, Allan Jackson; 2, John Warner; 3, Nicole Gallagher.