Sheffield Theatres’ staff team held their own Bake Off in support of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day.

For this event, staff from across the organisation were challenged to present bakes in the categories: Sweet Treats, Savoury Snacks or a Showstopper – the latter being themed to an upcoming or past show at Sheffield Theatres. In addition, customers had the chance to get involved by buying cakes at the Crucible café, where 25% of each bake went to the Alzheimer’s Society.

The bake off was judged by a panel of local experts and cake lovers, including former Great British Bake Off contestant Howard Middleton.

Claire Murray, Communications & Fundraising Director explained: We hold regular coffee mornings as a staff team – they’re a great way to bring everyone together and we’re lucky to have some exceptionally talented bakers on staff. We decided to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s cupcake day because we’re a team of dementia friends and we’re really passionate about creating work to support people to live well with dementia.

‘We’re very grateful to our judges for giving their time to support our event and to the Light Cinema, Marmadukes Café and Fly DSA Arena who have supported us by providing prizes for our star bakers.’

Sheffield Theatres offers a wide range of dementia friendly activities including dementia friends training for the public and monthly tea dances for those living with dementia and their carers. Since 2017, over 2900 people have accessed Sheffield Theatres’ Dementia Friendly activities and opportunities, and over 350 people have been made Dementia Friends.