It's Cake Season!

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Oct 4th 2017

Three coffee and cake mornings in aid of charity have been held in the last week at RAF Halton, two were for MacMillan Cancer Research, held in the Defence Centre of Training Support, DCTS, and Supply Squadron at the Airfield, the third one in Burnett Gym. In total the three have raised over £1200 for local causes.

The first one, for MacMillan Cancer Research in DCTS was arranged by Karen Anderson, Kylie Haines and Natalie Brundle.  Karen said: “The morning was a massive success raising over £400 so thank you to everyone who contributed.”

The next cake sale for the Royal Air Force Association, RAFA, was in the Burnett Gym and very well attended. It was organised by Sgt Tanya Bryan from Recruit Training Squadron assisted by five Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training, SATT’s, who helped set up on the day and serve. Tanya said: “I organised it as I am one of the RAFA Liaison Officers here at Halton. We managed to raise £350.54 and I want to give my thanks to: Burnett Gym for their support, Workshops for sorting the electrics, SATT’s for helping out, all those that volunteered to bake and donate cakes, Mal Goodes for delivering the tables, Budgens for donating tea, coffee and sugar, the mess for providing water boilers, plates, cups etc, and all those that turned up and donated…approximately 200 people.”

The final one for MacMillan Cancer Research was held at the Supply Squadron portacabin where the Supply Hangar was open for visitors to look round. There was also a raffle with prizes of three microlight flights donated by Jon Kumela, Dave Seath and Norman Potts, donations of alcohol by Carl Barrett. A motorised spinning cake display stand was made for the event in under 40 minutes by Jon Kumela, resident aircraft technician.

Kayleigh Gill commented: “We were all inspired by last year’s cake sale which was so successful raising over £300, and after a good start selling cakes around the Station, the day looked as if it would be very profitable for MacMillan. Money was still coming in the day after, from people buying left over cakes and after a final count up we have managed to raise £409. Yey!!"


The list of raffle prize winners reads;

Microlight Flights -  Sam (I.T) Andy (SMS) and Tanya (RTS).

Minion Cake- Craig (Our DPD Delivery Man).

Box of 12 Cupcakes - Tesh (RPC)

Bottle of Southern Comfort - Theresa (Burnett Gym)

Box of Beer - Dave Seath (Airfield)


Bunch of Flowers - Bindoo (Cif Shop).”


Supply Manager, Pete Goodwin, said: “A year ago Old Workshops was suddenly closed due to structural problems and a massive operation ensued to move the whole of Supply Squadron to the hangar at the airfield. It’s been a long hard year with a lot of hard work done so we decided to have an open day and team it with the coffee morning to invite people to come and see how we are doing.  I’m proud to say that the team managed to maintain the momentum leading to not a single day's training being lost at Recruit Training Squadron and no other Supply problems reported. This was a huge effort and all credit to the team.”

RAFA cake sale 1
RAFA cake sale 2
DCTS cake sale 1
DCTS cake sale 2
DCTS cake sale 3
DCTS cake sale 4
supply cake sale 1
supply cake sale 2
supply cake sale 3
supply cake sale 4
Photos of all the cake sales. Photos courtesy RAF Halton Media & communications Office.
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