Here at Tracey Solicitors we sometimes need a sugar rush to get over the afternoon slump – and with 26 of us in the office, a box of chocolates never lasts too long in here!
Coinciding with the Great British Bake Off 2016 on 24th August 2016, we thought we would combine our (dodgy) baking skills and our innate competitive streaks in order to raise money for charity and satisfy all of the sweet teeth in our office… and suddenly the” Great Tracey Bake Off” was born!
We started out with 14 star bakers, all fighting fiercely with their signature dishes for a spot in the next round of the competition, and throughout the weeks, we’ve tasted a myriad of delicious cakes, buns, and tray bakes. We’ve probably each consumed our combined weight in butter too! But it’s all in the name of charity…
Each staff member is making a financial contribution every week to sample the tasty treats and the Boss Man has kindly agreed to triple the amount of money raised and donate the total sum at the end of the competition to The Light House Homeless Outreach, a programme run by the Dublin Christian Mission.
The Light House is a drop-in centre in Dublin 2 which opens three days a week and provides fresh hot meals for the hungry and homeless in Dublin.
In addition to providing food, the service offers clothing and bedding to those in need, and also tries to meet the spiritual needs of the homeless community through prayer and religious guidance.
For more information on the work The Light House does, please see click on the link to their website http://dcmlive.ie/.
With two semi-finalists confirmed and two more to follow in the next couple of weeks, we are edging closer to the Grand Final which will be held at the end of November.
If we were the betting kind, our money would be on the hot favourite, trainee Monika Kealy who has delighted us with cinnamon buns and glazed fruit tarts! However, she should beware of the newest recruit and Dark Horse Dominic Gibson who may just snatch the title from her at the last hurdle!
For more mouth-watering morsels about the Great Tracey Bake Off, please check out our Facebook or Twitter and don’t forget to check back with us on 30th November 2016 to see who is ultimately crowned the winner!