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World Baking Day for Architects Benevolent Society

Hunter Dunning World Baking Day table

Hunter Dunning made sweet treats and raised over £100 for World Baking Day in aid of Architects Benevolent Society.

The official World Baking day is Friday 17th May 2019 but we did ours a few days early. We got the whole office block involved and received generous donations from some of the companies in the building including Moore Stephens Accountants, The Chichester Observer and Linn Systems plus others.

What do the Architects Benevolent Society do?

According to the Architects Benevolent Society website: “The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping architects, assistants, technologists, technicians, landscape architects – and their families – in times of need. We help people of all ages who have experienced illness, accident, redundancy, unemployment, bereavement or other personal difficulties. Our support ranges from confidential advice to financial assistance.”


To spice things up a little we decided to have a little bake-off of our own. With the theme of Architecture in mind, Hunter Dunning staff created some ‘sweet’ structures of their own. This included a Hobbit house, landscape architecture, leaning tower of Pisa, brick built traditional house as well as a few shop bought goodies.

Senior Architecture Recruitment Consultant Jen won best looking cake for her landscape lemon cake. Interior Design Recruitment Consultant Kelly won best tasting for her Leaning Tower of Pisa carrot cake.

After all the cakes were eaten our total donations came to £105:

HD Baking Day donations

We are keeping our JustGiving page open until Sunday. Make a donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hunter-dunning

Architecture Lead John Watson also took a walk over to visit our client Ben Smith Architects to give him and his team some of our cakes as a kind gesture of thanks for recently sharing his knowledge with our architectural team.

Members of staff from Moore Stephens Accountants commented on how lovely it was for us to host this charity event and what a brilliant cause it is. They loved the cakes and how everyone made such an effort.

People eating cake

The Event Organiser, Hunter Dunning Marketing and Finance Assistant Fern Hutchinson said: “I have organised events in the past in previous roles but never organised something from scratch on my own so I wasn’t sure how well it would turn out, but once everybody got into it and took part it was a really fun challenge. Setting a goal of £100 just in donations for our home baked cakes for a small business could have been quite a task but we hit the target before 3pm which in my eyes is a big success. The day was enjoyed by everyone and the cakes were delicious.”

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