Community Champions

Hills hosts bake-off for Children in Need

Written by Peter Davison .

Hills staff raise money for Children in NeedStaff at Swindon-based Hills Group went absolutely dotty when they dressed up in aid of a good cause on Friday.

In support of the BBC’s annual Children In Need campaign, members of staff at the firm’s head office in Shrivenham Road dressed in Pudsey outfits or spotty clothes and enjoyed fundraising activities.

Hills, which has a portfolio including waste management, recycling, quarrying and house-building, holds themed charity events every month in aid of various worthy causes.

Staff members competed in a bake-off competition, showing off their prowess in the kitchen by producing some tasty treats including cheese scones, cupcakes and sponges.

There was also a competition to guess the number of spots on the cake.

Lynn Daniels, chairperson of the charity committee, said: “The staff here have once again done us proud, by proving they are willing to throw themselves into the events we put on to raise money for charity.

“We really enjoyed judging the cake competition, there were lots of brilliant entries and it was tough to pick just one winner.

“The charity committee is always pleased to help out a worthy cause and we were delighted with the number of staff members who got involved.”

Hills donated more than £300 to Children in Need from the day’s activities.