PSC BAKEOFF raises £175 for the Friendly Food Club

PooleSC Secretary

PSC CHARITY BAKEOFF raises £175 for The Friendly Food Club! 

“It’s making our home feel Christmassy!” and “They didn’t last long!” were the comments fed back following Saturday’s Zoom BAKEOFF!

Coach Jan, PSC’s very own Mary Berry, cooked up a storm, teaching Poole Swimming Club athletes from across squads how to make mince pies! It was so lovely to see swimmers of different ages, representing so many squads within our club, joining together, albeit virtually. 

Following the success of her lockdown online baking sessions, where Jan kept the team motivated and connected while unable to meet up, train or compete, Jan kindly offered to deliver a special charity Bakeoff on Zoom, in the run-up to Christmas. 

A huge thank you to all of our PSC swimmers who took part and donated money to The Friendly Food Club. Together, we raised a fantastic £175, which will fund a lot of recipe bags for local families.

This amazing local group works with vulnerable and disadvantaged families in our area, developing cooking skills, food knowledge and increasing self-confidence, enabling people in the community to develop a healthier, more sustainable and affordable lifestyle. 

They create recipe bags, filled with pre-weighed and measured ingredients, for people to follow cookery classes or online tutorials, making meals to feed their families. 

Our club has received so much support in our recent Crowdfunder campaign to get our swimmers back to training and to keep our club going through Covid. We wanted to give something back to our local community to show our appreciation for the help we have received. 

Thank you to Assistant Head Coach Jan for giving her time to run this event, to Head Coach Barry for his technical support in setting up the Zoom meeting and recording the baking session.

Parents reported that the mince pies were delicious and didn’t last very long! Some have even gone on to make a second batch! 

Coach Jan’s verdict: “You were all STAR BAKERS”! 

A huge thank you to our swimmers and all of you who donated! So far we have raised over £100 and there are still more donations to be handed in!

If you didn't take part, but would still like to donate, please leave a sealed envelope with your coach at training.

Contact [email protected] if you would like a link to follow a recording of the Bakeoff in your own time to support the Friendly Food Club this Christmas.

Together, we make an amazing team. We are TEAM PSC! 

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