Warm-hearted colleagues at Stagecoach East’s Peterborough depot have baked cakes and other sweet-treats in a competition that has seen money raised for an important children’s charity.

The challenge was run on behalf of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The charity’s mission is to provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children living with complex, lifelong conditions.

The charity works in partnership with the NHS and find ways to ensure that children and families have the care and support they need. 

The bake-off entries included a James and the Giant Peach cake, beetroot and espresso brownies, ‘bus-coff’ cakes and ‘busman's brownies’, multi-coloured fairy cakes and everlasting gobstoppers.

Peterborough Matters: Staff at the Peterborough bus depot took part in the bake-off competition.Staff at the Peterborough bus depot took part in the bake-off competition. (Image: STAGECOACH)



After a vote, the everlasting gobstoppers were declared the winner, baked by Peterborough operations manager, Hayden Mustafa.

He said: “I could not be more proud of everyone for their efforts in baking and raising money for this hugely important charity.

"It has been an outstanding effort by our talented and generous colleagues to give up so much of their time, skills, and money to support an extremely worthwhile cause.

“Sadly, there can be very few of us who have not been touched by the serious illness of someone close to us, and when that person is a child, the situation is all the more painful.

"Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s vision is that every seriously ill child should have one of its specialist nurses to help them to lead the best life they can."