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 Great British Bake Off - Finalist Laura Adlington
Great British Bake Off - Finalist Laura Adlington

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Our TV star Laura Adlington has captured the hearts of viewers nationwide with her bubbly personality and delicious baking creations.

Born and bred in Gravesend, the 31 year old is now working with her local hospice, ellenor, to launch an exciting baking challenge aimed at people aged 16 years and over and to anyone with a passion for baking.

Laura said:“Being part of Bake Off this year was incredible, and I feel honoured to now be able to support ellenor – a local charity close to my heart. I’m asking everyone to get their creative hats on and create a ‘Rainbow themed’ cake.

“Not only has the rainbow emerged as the symbol of 2020, but its hopefulness, inclusivity and ability to stretch from one place to another brilliantly sums up all that ellenor does in supporting those with life limiting illnesses and their families.

ellenor is amazing, keeping families positive and with its care extending across all sorts of different areas both practically and geographically. I can’t wait to see how people interpret the theme, and it will make a great change to be a judge not a contestant”.

Vikki Harding ellenor Chief Executive said: “We are proud to partner with local celebrities who want to support the organisation andproud to organise fun, interactive campaigns which involve our local community.A big thank you to Laura for making this happen and supporting our work with those living with life limiting conditions”.

For full details of the competition, click here  Terms and Conditions  The competition runs from 10 am 30 November to 3pm 16 December.

The finalist will win a signed copy of the Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice AND a KitchenAid blender.The runner up will receive a Waitrose luxury food hamper.


We are ellenor, a charity funded by the generosity of our local community, offering the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent. We are the only charity in the county that provides hospice care for people of all ages – babies, children and adults - and their families. This includes pain and symptom relief, end of life care, respite, bereavement support and emotional and spiritual care.

Our Children’s Hospice Care, formerly known as chYps, is provided in the comfort of the family home and spans across North and West Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. Adults living in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley, receive care in their place of choice, including their own homes, at our Hospice in Gravesend and in local care homes. 

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