The competition, which was judged by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and organised by Sainsbury’s in partnership with Maltesers, was held at Westminster to celebrate this year’s Red Nose Day (Friday 13 March).
MPs were tasked with decorating a cupcake with an array of icing and toppings including the Red Nose Day cake toppers and Maltesers, and the three winning designers chose a nominated Comic Relief project to which Sainsbury’s and Maltesers would make a donation.
The work Comic Relief does across the UK is incredibly important and this is a fantastic way to get involved this year. Everyone in Oldham East and Saddleworth can be a part of the fundraising for Red Nose Day, it’s really good fun and for a terrific cause. Since it was founded in 1985, Comic Relief has done amazing work on treating and helping to prevent HIV, malaria and domestic violence as well as promoting and providing education in sub-Saharan Africa, where the number of children attending school increased by 46.5 million between 1999-2008.
Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief added:
“It was great to see so many MPs roll their sleeves up and take part in the Sainsbury’s and Maltesers Parliamentary Baking Competition, we were all really impressed with the creativity we saw, and baking is a fantastic way to raise money for Red Nose Day this year.”
ABOUT THE RED NOSE DAY CAMPAIGN IN SAINSBURY’S
Sainsbury’s is the official retailer of Red Noses and Red Nose Day merchandise – bag your £1 Nose with at least 60p going to Comic Relief to help people living really tough lives in the UK and across Africa.
ABOUT RED NOSE DAY / COMIC RELIEF
- Red Nose Day 2015 is heading your way on Friday 13th March when the great British public will be asked to ‘Make Your Face Funny for Money’.
- By raising cash this Red Nose Day, you’re helping to change lives forever. That’s because Comic Relief spends the money raised to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
- Red Nose Day comes along every two years and combines two very British things: having a laugh and helping others. Be it at school, work or home, people across the land put on Red Noses and pull out all the stops to raise as much money as possible. Then, once everyone’s run out of fundraising juice, they tune into BBC One for some top entertainment from their favourite comedians and to donate even more cash! And why do they do it? To help poor and vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and in Africa.
- Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)