Warrington Collegiate students bake up a Peace of Cake

May 31, 2013 | Nick Taylor

News release from Warrington Collegiate

Enterprising students studying Public Services at Warrington Collegiate got a big thank you from Hero Peace Bear when they devised a yummy way of raising over £80 for the Peace Centre.

Inspired by Paul Hollywood, Artisan Baker and judge on the BBC’s Great British Bake to get involved in the ‘Peace of Cake’ campaign the students got together with friends and family to come up a delicious array of tempting treats for the students and staff at Warrington Collegiate.

The famous TV baker, Paul Hollywood, who provided a recipe, Gruyere biscuits, in the fundraising pack to get the students started, says “I am delighted to support the ‘Peace of Cake’ campaign, and to be helping the Foundation for Peace to provide services for those veterans who have faced active conflict. Join me in getting stuck in to some baking for a very important cause.”

Public Services students at Warrington Collegiate fundraise for the Peace Centre. Pam White, Community Fundraiser at the Peace Centre came with Hero the Bear to say a big thank you to the students and receive the cheque, saying, “The Foundation is delighted that Warrington Collegiate students and staff got together to host a ‘Peace of Cake’ event to support our work with veterans and civilians who have been affected by terrorism and our educational programmes to prevent radical extremism.  As well as enjoying some really nice cakes they raised a fantastic amount of money.”

As well as thanking the students, former police officer, Pam, talked to the students, many of whom are hoping to join the police, about the reasons she became involved with the vital work of the Peace Centre. Several years ago Pam was caught in a 30lb bomb blast at Harrods which changed her life forever. She went through many of the courses provided by the Peace Centre to help victims recover and was inspired to get involved as a way of putting something back in for the vital help she received on her road to recovery.

Public Services students at Warrington Collegiate fundraise for the Peace Centre  Waving goodbye to Hero the Bear, 20 year old Public Services student, Andy Nunney, from Great Sankey,  who led the student team said, “This was a really great way of raising money and the  awareness of the work done by the Peace Centre to support veterans and victims of terror.  As a student studying Public Services I know that many of us, like Pam, could find ourselves in close contact with acts of terrorism and its subsequent impact.”

Tina James, Lecturer in Public services at Warrington Collegiate added, “I’m really proud of the students. They not only baked and sold cakes through the week-long event but also got others baking and buying as well as spreading the word about the important work done by the Peace Centre in Warrington.”

Students can find out more about the courses in Public Services, as well as the wide range of vocational qualifications, apprenticeships, University level and Professional courses available at the Summer Open Evening on Thursday 13th June at Warrington Collegiate from 5-8pm. The event offers visitors the opportunity to view the fabulous facilities and talk to tutors and students about courses and career choices.

Students can also request information and a prospectus by calling Learner Services 01925 494494 or emailing

View the Peace of Cake photo gallery  – click here

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