Footballing stars from four local clubs put their culinary skills to the test on Thursday as part of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s Time for Tea Cake-Off event.
Two players from Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Rotherham came together at Marcos New York Italian in Sheffield to decorate their own club-themed cake and are now leaving it up to their fans to decide which 1 wins the cake crown.
The players involved were Reds players Nick Townsend and Callum Evans, Sheffield Wednesday‘s Captain, Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri, Sheffield United’s Che Adams and Harrison McGahey, and Rotherham’s Luciano Becchio and Aimen Belaid.
With all teams admitting their cake decorating skills were limited beforehand, the players took their pick from a range of cake decorations to present their team cake after the half hour challenge alongside rival teams.
As part of the clubs’ continued support of the cancer charity’s work, the players decorated their very own cake with the guidance of a professional chef.
The event, which was MC’d by sky sports presenter David Garrido aims to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity as part of their annual Time for Tea campaign.
Now into its 3rd year, Time for Tea is an initiative which encourages people to host or attend a tea party to raise vital funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity across the month of May.
Whether it’s a tea party at home, in the community, or at work, the cancer charity is inviting supporters from across the region to pop the kettle on and bake some buns or cakes throughout the month of May.
Weston Park Hospital is the only dedicated cancer hospital in the region and has the only radiotherapy department in South Yorkshire. It provides cancer treatment services for patients across the region which means that patients from Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Worksop, Chesterfield, and beyond benefit from donations made to the charity.
In the week following the event, fans of each club are now being asked to vote for their teams’ cake by making a donation to the cancer charity via JustGiving.
Each club has their own JustGiving page and text code where fans can support their club and the cancer charity’s work simultaneously.
Each clubs cake can be viewed on the cancer charity’s website and donations can be made to decide on the winning cake before Friday 22nd April.
Charity Fundraising Manager, Sarah Cross said, “Thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the footballers from all 4 clubs, the Time for Tea Cake-Off was a brilliant event, which brought together rival players for one worthy cause.”
“We now need the fans to get behind their own club and vote for their cake by making a donation via JustGiving.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the players, David Garrido and Marco’s new York Italian in Sheffield for hosting this fantastic event and we hope now that funds will be raised to support vital projects within Weston Park Hospital.”
Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity needs to raise over £2 million this year to enable the funding of committed and new projects that will keep patients at the forefront of cancer treatment.
The hashtag #TimeforTeaCakeOff will be used on Twitter the week following the event to promote each team’s cake.