Many congratulations to Rebecca Rickaby, Commercial Assistant from Marine, who has raised £605 for mental health charity, hArt, with a further £200 being donated from the CEMEX Foundation. Rebecca has sold her fantastic Christmas bakes to colleagues for the third year running to raise the money.
The local Southampton area charity has supported more than 750 people through creative workshops and community engagement days. They hold wellbeing groups, have creative cafés and pilot projects for outdoor working with young people.
Rebecca was quoted in the charity newsletter: “I started by making Christmas puddings and this year that has now grown to include ginger bread, Christmas butter biscuits, biscotti, fruit cakes and crab apple and chilli jelly. This is my third year and the demand is growing so much that my slow cookers have been going for over 25 days solid to produce over fifty puddings. Coming to the end of the Bakeathon has produced a nice Christmas present for hArt as the CEMEX Foundation has generously added £200 to the fundraising. So, this year hArt should receive nearly £800. Happy Christmas hArt and may 2019 be another good year for everyone.”
Her bakes were definitely appreciated by the crew on board the Sand Heron over Christmas:
“I’m writing to say thanks for the goodies. We’re saving the puddings for our Christmas dinner but the biscuits didn’t last long at all! Onboard, we appreciate home-cooked food. What you’ve made is delicious and it tastes all the better for knowing that the monies raised by their sale goes to a worthwhile charity. Thanks again.” From the Master, Officers and Crew of the Sand Heron.”