Sheffield bake-off to help fire bus funds

Minibus after arson attack in Gleadless Valley
Minibus after arson attack in Gleadless Valley
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Community leaders left devastated when arsonists torched a minibus are starting fundraising to help replace the vehicle.

Organisers at Gleadless Valley Community Forum hope the power of sweet treats will raise cash for their cause in a Great Gleadless Cake-Off contest.

The forum is still waiting to for an insurance payout to cover the cost of replacing the minibus – which was donated by Secret Millionaire Dr Chai Patel and used to take elderly people to activities – but will need to collect up to £12,000 for adjustments to the vehicle.

They have been showered with support from residents, as well as from staff at the Co-op store on nearby Constable Road since the arson attack earlier this month.

Sue Dixon, community and business activity co-ordinator, said: “We have had a lot of support, especially from the Co-op.

“The store is in the heart of the community and a lot of their customers used the bus.”

Bakers will compete in five categories to win cash prizes at the cake-off on Friday, April 11.

Judges at the One 4 All Community Hub, Morland Road, will include the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Vickie Priestley.

Budding bakers can enter the contst by calling Grace Radford on 0114 2394466.

A table-top sale for the cause also takes place at Beauchief Baptist Church on Saturday, March 29.