Bake Off is coming to town

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Keen bakers have a week to perfect their sweet treats and savoury snacks before a spin off of the nation’s favourite baking show comes to Gildersome.

Cafe Sorella, owned by sisters Karen Rowan and Julie Snellgrove, will hold the Great Gildersome Bake Off, to raise money as part of Macmillan’s nationwide ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraiser.

Inspired by BBC One’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’, the cafe, on Street Lane, will run adults’ and children’s bake off competitions and a goods sale on Wednesday, September 23 from 9am until 11am.

Rachael Kennedy, Morley town centre manager; Councillor Bob Gettings; Wendy Maynard-Light, the secretary of the brand new Morley Women’s Institute; and Gildersome Parish Council’s Lesley Gettings, will be on hand to judge the bakes.

Ms Rowan said: “We’d love lots of entries to raise even more money this year.

“We decided to run a children’s competition as well as we know there are some talented young bakers out there.”

Other Macmillan Coffee Morning events in the area include a Yummy Mummy’s Coffee Evening on September 28 at the Salvation Army building on Ackroyd Street Morley, The Pinnacle coffee morning on September 25 at Cliffe Park Way, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley and Cambian Fostercare’s event on September 25 at Thornfield Court, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley.

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To enter the Gildersome bake off, call Cafe Sorella on 0113 2530625 or email