Rumsey’s partnership with the Chilterns MS Centre continues to raise funds for local people affected by multiple sclerosis.
Rumsey’s are thrilled to announce that the “Rumsey’s Bake Off” added an extra £288 to their fundraising tally for the Chilterns MS Centre. Every week members of the Rumsey’s team took on one of the challenges featured in that episode of the hit Channel 4 show: The Great British Bake Off. From Angel Cakes and Brioche Flowers, to Maids of Honour and all manner of showstoppers, each bake was a big hit.
In 2018 Rumsey’s Handmade Chocolates raised a staggering £3,385 for the Chilterns MS Centre and so far 2019 looks set to be another success.
In addition to the Rumsey’s Bake Off and many other activities, over £500 was also raised when they conquered a 21km hike between their two chocolateries! On Tuesday 16th July 2019 the team consisting of the owners, chefs and front of house staff from both the Thame and Wendover chocolate shops took off their aprons and put on their walking shoes instead. They managed to walk the somewhat hilly 21km (13.5miles) route from Wendover to Thame in just over 6 hours.
Kate Rumsey said “This has been a really big challenge for us, but we are proud to have completed it as a team. We had a few ‘moments’ along the way, halfway up Whiteleaf Hill for example! But the fact it was for such as amazing cause kept us going. We have a fair few blisters to show for our efforts, but most importantly we also have lots of money to give to the Chilterns MS Centre.”
The money that the Wendover and Thame based chocolatier has raised will make a real difference to the lives of people in Wendover and the Chilterns area that have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). It will enable the Wendover-based charity to continue to provide physical, practical and emotional support for those living with MS, and their families, for as long as they need.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of support that the staff and customers of Rumsey’s have given to the Centre. Thank you to everyone who has been involved.” Sharon Cooper, Corporate Fundraiser at the Chilterns MS Centre.