Charity fun in Linton raises £1,250 - South Cambs

The South Cambridgeshire community came out in force to raise an amazing £1,250 at a fire station charity event.

Linton Fire Station was a hubbub of charitable excitement on Saturday’s (June 4) fun day, which featured car washing, music, food and the Bake A Difference cake competition.

Cash raised has been donated to The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides support and rehabilitation to firefighters, fire service staff and their families. 

The event welcomed a stream of cars to be cleaned from opening until closing time and the Bake A Difference competition saw more than 20 cake entries. 

Judges from Linton’s Jigsaw Bakery had a tough job deciding a winner, however, resident Bex Jacklin with a cake replica of Linton Fire Station made from chocolate sponge with ganache, was crowned champion. This cake will now be entered into the national final judged by The Great British Bake Off star and firefighter Mat Riley on June 10.

Firefighter John Reynolds, who organised the event, said: “Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Linton Fun Day, it was a great success and a day that will definitely be remembered by many. It’s amazing what you can achieve when communities come together; days like these are like gold dust. 

“To raise £1,250 for The Fire Fighters charity whilst having a great time was deeply rewarding.”

Thanks go to everyone who donated a cake, brought a dirty car to be washed and gave up their time to help out on the day. Thanks to local businesses include: 

The Dog and Duck 

Halfords in Haverhill

Linton Co-op

Jigsaw Bakery

Flower Boutique

Michael Beaumont butchers

McKenzie & Hayward


Boyz 2 Men hairdressers

Glenwood Nuts & Bolts

SQ Cars

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