Now the first thing that springs to mind when we mention baking might not necessarily be builders – but we happen to know that watching Bake Off is one of your favourite pastimes (you can’t hide anything from us).
So you may be interested to hear that the lovely, big-hearted Band of Builders are using a Christmas cake to help spread the love.
Why? Well, let us tell you.
It all starts with general builder Kent Taylor, one of the Band of Builders, or more accurately Kent’s 71 year old dad who’s a dab hand in the kitchen. Every year he makes Christmas cakes for friends and family, normally a whopping 20 cakes. Last year Kent asked his dad to make a cake to give to Keith, the recipient of the first Band of Builders project. In order to get the cake to Keith and his family, Kent had the ingenious idea of using builders as couriers with each person taking on a leg of the journey from County Durham to its final destination in Lincoln.
And this is how the Band of Builders cake run was born!
Since then, builders have been fighting to get involved, with each one having their picture taken with the cake. There have been handovers in darkened lay-bys, new friendships made and even a visit to see the Queen!
The cake run has now become an annual event and this year it’s making its way to Lincoln again to be presented to Keith’s widow, Sasha, on December 16th. It’s already been to the Scottish Borders and all the way to Essex where the Band of Builders have been working on their latest project for Dan McIntosh.
In future years the Band of Builders will decide where the cake’s donated based on wherever they’re working around Christmas. Is there any better way to spread the Christmas love?
If you fancy getting involved head over to the Band of Builders Facebook page.
Catch up with the Band of Builders guys at this year’s Jewson Live. There might even be cake…