Get baking, and support Beat!
Wednesday October 25th 2017
– Doors open at 2:30pm
Are you a budding baker? Do you fancy yourself as the next winner of The Great British Bake Off? If the answer is yes, then this is the event for you.
Sign up to be part of RUFANS 'Bake for Beat' competition to test your skills, have some fun, and raise awareness of Beat, the UK's eating disorder charity.
You can enter yourself (or a team) into any of the three categories: Cake, Biscuits and Savoury. A prize will be awarded to the winner from each category, as chosen by fellow students and staff on the day.
The three winners will then have chance to compete to be crowned Bake Off Champion in a surprise challenge, judged by our guests of honour.
Bakes will need to be brought to Mojo's at 2.30pm to set up the display. They should be accompanied with a label stating the name of the bake and a photo.
Friends, family and all other university members are encouraged to attend between 3pm and 6pm. For only £3 they will be able to purchase 5 tokens which can be exchanged for a taste of their choice of bakes. They will then be able to cast their vote for their favourite bake in each category. Voting will be closed at 5pm and winners announced, the surprise challenge completed and finally any bakes left over will be auctioned off. There will also be a number of exciting activities and talks to take part in during the afternoon so plenty of fun for all!
Entering a bake is completely free, so just sign up to let us know you will be doing so by midnight on Friday 20th October 2017, and tell us what you will be baking and a rough list of ingredients so we know the allergens it may contain.
Then all that leaves you to do is you need to do is to invite along your supporters and to get baking!
Beat is the UK's eating disorder charity, whose vision is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
They are a champion, a guide and a friend to those affected. They campaign to reduce the stigma that surrounds the illness, provide guidance for sufferers, friends and families and, for many, their helplines, message boards and online chat rooms are fundamental in recovery from an illness that severely affects physical, mental and social well-being, and threatens life.
Eating disorders affect approximately 1 in 20 people in the UK, so the chances are someone you know, a friend, a member of your family, a fellow course mate, may be suffering. As a university, it is important we can talk openly about mental health and promote positive changes so that sufferers can receive treatment as early as possible to maximise the chances of making a full recovery and limiting long term effects on their health.
If you think you may have an eating disorder, are worried about someone else, or would like any further support or guidance, then talk to your personal tutor, Counselling & Wellbeing, your GP, or call the Beat Helpline on 0808 801 0677, open 365 days a year 3pm-10pm.
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Wednesday, October 25th 2017
Doors open: 2:30pm
Ends: Wednesday, October 25th 2017 at 6:00pm
Bookings close: October 24th 2017