Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016

On Shrove Tuesday – 9th February – Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race took place in the square next to the Abbey. Teams of four, comprised of businesses, students and organisations competed for the coveted golden frying pan. Runners were required to flip their pancake five times during their run – no mean feat!

Our very own Fiona competed in a team with the Volunteer Centre – with a catchy name of Saltford Slipper Flippers! – and although they didn’t win the overall prize, they definitely won best dressed team!

After fiercely competitive races the eventual winners were Team Dubai from Bath College. Many congratulations!

The event raised funds for our hub, ensuring that we can continue to tackle food waste and food poverty in the local community. The total raised was an incredible £228.31!

A huge FoodCycle thank you to everyone who organised, took part, donated and spectated!

Congratulations to Fringe Arts Bath for making such a brilliant event happen.

Hear Scarlett from Fringe Arts Bath promoting the race on BBC Radio Bristol.

See a video of ITV West Country covering the event.

Teams Needed For Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016

 

Bath's Flippin' Pancake Race Poster 2016
Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016

Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race is happening again this year on Shrove Tuesday, 9th February on Kingston Parade, next to Bath Abbey. The main race starts at 3.30pm and the kids race at 4pm.

Sign up your team of four to be in with a chance of winning the golden frying pan! http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/pancake

The £20 entry fee will be donated directly to our hub so that we can meet our fundraising target for the year and continue to tackle food waste and food poverty in the Bath area!

If you’re not running the race, be sure to go along and spectate!

Our thanks to Fringe Arts Bath!

Bath's Flippin' Pancake Race

Bath Christmas Market 2015

On Tuesday 8th December 2015 and for one day only we had a stall at the Bath Christmas Market to raise funds for our hub!

Our volunteers prepared by baking reindeer cakes and biscuits, making bracelets and keyrings, sewing bunting and aprons, making stands to display our items, writing chalkboards and many other tasks!

The magnificent grand total raised was….. £376.59!

That money will help our hub to provide healthy meals from surplus food for those in need in our local community for another year!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make it happen – festive bakers, bunting makers, stall helpers! You can be very pleased with what you managed to do with the opportunity given to us by the market!

And a massive thank you if you visited our stall and bought items or donated!

Hopefully we’ll see you again next year – better than ever!

See more photos from the Bath Christmas Market on our Facebook page.

Great Bath Bake Sale 2015

On Saturday 3rd October 2015 FoodCycle Bath were invited to take part in the Great Bath Bake Sale at Bath Abbey. The event was created in order to raise funds for the Abbey Footprint project that aims to save the floor from collapse and modernise facilities for visitors. All proceeds raised from the Bake Sale went to the Footprint project, Bath FoodCycle and FareShare SouthWest.

We had a full day of baking the day before at our usual location in the kitchen at St. Mary’s. Carol – our very own star baker – lead the effort with the help of various wonderful volunteers who spared a few hours or stayed the whole day.

We managed to bake quite a variety and quantity of cakes that proved very popular – Banana muffins, courgette cake, date & walnut, lemon drizzle, yoghurt semolina & rose water squares, zebra cake, fruit tart, gluten-free chocolate brownies, pineapple fruit cake, white chocolate & passion fruit loaf, apple slices, flower power cake and more … phew!

Is it possible to have too many cakes?
Of course not! “All caked out” is not a phrase in our vocabulary!

A ginormous thank you to all of our volunteer bakers and those who helped run the stall!

Read more about the Abbey Footprint fundraising appeal at http://www.bathabbey.org/footprint

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See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

FoodCycle Bristol invite top Chef to take Waste Food Challenge

Tomorrow top chef Arthur-Potts Dawson will cook up a three course meal for students at Bristol University – entirely from edible food surplus of course! Other restaurants taking part at previous events include Zazu’s and Jamie’s Italian. All part of the FoodCycle run ‘Chefs Against Food Waste Campaign’.

Way to go FoodCycle Bristol! Can anyone feel some inspiration coming on?

http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8298.html

FoodCycle Bake Sale

Thanks to all who helped out at the fundraiser and also those who BOUGHT DELICIOUS CAKE!

In the spirit of FoodCycle we used as many donated ingredients as possible and ended up with some exciting flavours. In total we raised £70 – not bad for our first fundraiser! If you’d like to help out at future events or donate to the cause please email us at bathfoodcycle@gmail.com

BIG LOVE xxx

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FoodCycle Bake Sale Fundraiser this Friday

Please support us at our Bake Sale on University of Bath campus, 11 – 3pm outside the library.

Funds raised will help us to launch our hub in Bath, secure kitchen space, recruit volunteers and begin recovering edible food waste to feed those in need.

HUGE thanks to the Fudge Kitchen in Bath and Bristol FareShare for their kind donations of oodles of sugar and flour.

Come along, sample the cakes and help us get this project off the ground! x