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Archive for July 29th, 2015

Odds Blog: Sue’s Bake-a-thon Day 1 Report

Posted by indigodream on 29 July, 2015

That's over 650 dog biscuits :-)

That’s over 650 dog biscuits 🙂

I’m delighted to report that Day 1 of my charity bake-a-thon has gone to plan – here’s the summary…

  • I started baking at 8.30am and downed tools at 6.30pm
  • I made 10 different types of dog treats:
    • Fish, chip and pea biscotti
    • Rice Crackers
    • Cheesy Dreams
    • Salmon and Sunflower Cookies
    • Sweet Potato Cookies (low protein)
    • Liver Sausage Biscuits
    • Tuna Triangles
    • Polenta Stars
    • Cheesy Chomps
    • Cheese and Cranberry Hearts
  • This adds up to 653 individual biscuits 🙂

And this is just Day 1! Cheer me on to day 2 by sponsoring one of my nominated charities: Greyhoundhomer: a charity dear to my heart! Pharmacist Support: because pharmacists need love too!

Quality Control by Ty :-)

Quality Control by Ty 🙂

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Odds Blog: My Charity Bake-a-thon!

Posted by indigodream on 29 July, 2015

Wednesday July 29th

Getting ready to start baking!

Getting ready to start baking!

Tomorrow I will have been registered as a pharmacist for 30 years. I’ve been blessed with an interesting and fulfilling professional life. Pharmacy was a good choice for me, and, 30 years ago, I could never have imagined the opportunities that it would present.

I am celebratng with a fundraising event to support my favourite charities:

  • Greyhoundhomer – a branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust: When I was very young I didn’t want to be a pharmacist, I wanted to be “Julie the kennel maid” and dedicate my life to looking after dogs! My early ambition never really disappeared, so now I’m looking after my eighth rescue dog (my 6th greyhound!) and have dedicated my spare time to supporting the rescue and rehoming of retired greyhounds. Click Here to Sponsor me!
  • Pharmacy Support: a charity dedicated to supporting pharmacists and their families in times of need. Pharmacy Support offers a range of services from financial help though to specialist advice and a confidential “listening friends” helpline. Click Here to sponsor me!

How you can support my 30 years fundraiser?

Practice bake - expect more tempting photos later - all for dogs though!

Practice bake – expect more tempting photos later – all for dogs though!

Sponsor the Big Bake

I will be undertaking a bake-a-thon with a difference from Wednesday July 29th to Friday July 31st. The difference? I will be baking dog treats!

My target is to bake 30 different varieties of doggy treats in 30 hours of baking (10 hours per day) – that adds up to around 1,000 dog treats!

The Big Bake Sale

Saturday 1st August, 10am – 4pm

Nutfield Memorial Hall, High Street, Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4JJ

This is your big chance to buy:

  • Appetising home-baked dog treats
  • Delicious home-baked cakes and simple refreshments (for humans!! These have been donated by my talented baking friends.
  • A selection of bric-a-brac and jumble

My mum asked wh was going to be monitoring my progress – wll, YOU of course (if anyone is reading!). I’ll post some photos as the treats come out of the oven 🙂

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