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Cake-munching star wins a prize to be scoffed at

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: October 04, 2012

  • Fundraising cake eaters pictured in mid-bite as they raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

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IT'S HARD to think of a more fitting prize for a man who has just scoffed his way through a kilogram of cake than another cake.

But that was the trophy awaiting the winner of the Man versus Cake competition at St John's Hall, Penzance, last week that formed part of a host of fundraising events held across the UK to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Four contestants took part in the eating competition, in which they were given the tasty challenge of having to eat as much of a 1kg cake as possible in 10 minutes.

The gorging event kicked off a round of coffee mornings held across towns and villages in west Cornwall raising thousands of pounds for the cancer charity.

Many took place on Friday along with events up and down the country, but the cake-eating event at St John's Hall was held last Wednesday and raised £680.

Other events included a coffee morning run by Christine Reynolds at Land's End airport which raised £298; Mr Billy's Café, Chapel Street, Penzance totted up £304 and another at Cape Cornwall School which raised £570.

Events were also held at the Wyevale Garden Centre, Barclays in Penzance, Newlyn, Hayle and St Ives, Boscrowan Farm, The Ship Inn, St John's House on Boscaswell Downs and M&S in Hayle.

Rachel Reynolds said: "It was really well supported and everyone was really generous, financially and with friends making cakes. People made the effort to come and spent a lot of money."

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