Workers rise to the challenge for children

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Friday’s this autumn have seen staff at Wetherby internet company NetConstruct arriving for work with the fruits of their labours for BakeConstruct – their own version of the hit BBC2 TV show The Great British Bake Off.

And appropriately, one of the company’s internet clients is the Worshipful Company of Bakers of the City of London, who appeared alongside presenters Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood early in this year’s series.

From the professionally exquisite to the ‘gave it a good go’, the NetConstruct bakers have swapped graphics for graters and keyboards for cake stands.

All the money raised goes to Martin House now in its 25th anniversary year of caring for terminally ill children and their families.

Chair of Trustees at Martin House, David Johnson joined the team for a BakeConstruct tasting of superb cupcakes from senior designer Charlotte Nelson.

“It’s a great pleasure to see enjoyment that firms like NetConstruct get out of their invaluable fund raising support for Martin House”, said David.

“Charlotte’s Owl Cupcakes were artistically brilliant and absolutely scrumptious!

Companies in the area and region regularly contribute with donations and fundraising to help the Clifford-based children’s hospice meet the £4.9million a year running costs.

Alyson Wort, Fundraising Manager at Martin House, said: “We would like to thank NetConstruct for coming up with such a wonderful fundraising idea that all employees could get behind.

“Corporate support from across Wetherby and the surrounding area is a vital part of our fundraising income.

“We hope that more companies will chose to support us in 2013 and have some fun in their place of work whilst raising money for Martin House.

“The fantastic sum raised by the NetConstruct team will go towards helping children in our region with life-limiting illnesses.”

Martin House cares for around 340 children a year.