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Volunteer bakers across the region are busy putting the final touches to Christmas cakes of all shapes, sizes and designs to be sold at the Ely Cathedral Gift & Food Fair next week in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). The particular recipe the bakers have been recommended to use was provided by EACH's very own 'star baker', the television presenter and cook book writer, Delia Smith CBE.

Delia, who is an Ambassador for the charity, says "I am delighted that the annual Ely Christmas Food and Gift Fair is working with EACH again this year. Every year EACH have a stall in the cathedral selling a selection of Christmas cakes made and donated by kind supporters, with many of them made using my own tried and tested Christmas cake recipe! I am proud to be an ambassador for this great charity, and if you are looking for a Christmas cake for the festive season, this is a great opportunity to grab a homemade, classic cake without having to make your own, and you will be helping local life-threatened children and their families at the same time. Thank you for your support, and I wish you all a wonderful festive season."

Up to 100 cakes are donated and sold at the event by a team of dedicated staff & volunteers. This is the sixth year the charity has been involved in the Christmas Gift & Food Fair. An event that is already proving to be one of the region's most popular Christmas Fairs, with 150 bespoke stalls attracting over 13000 visitors.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) provide care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia. EACH provides families flexibility and control over where they receive care and support, whether it be in the home, in hospital or at one of our hospice sites in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk or Ipswich. Across Cambridgeshire and at the hospice in Milton, EACH currently provides care for 229 life-threatened young people and family members. When time is short, EACH helps families make the most of their precious time together and create memories that last for ever.

Ely Cathedral's Gift & Food Fair takes place on 17-18 November 2017. Tickets and information is available from the website


For further information contact: Lesley Ann Thompson (Ely Cathedral) 07930 918885/Polly West (EACH) Tel: 01223 205 198

Image - Delia Smith CBE (c. Trevor Leighton)