Come taste the difference


Chocolate? With strawberry icing or without? Or maybe a chocolate-caramel cookie? You can’t decide? Neither could I. That’s why I bought 3 cupcakes! But no guilt ladies and gentlemen, as it is for a very good cause!

The Volunteering Society set up a Cake Bake Sale this week outside Chaplaincy, at Stirling University.If you were passing by, I guarantee it was a bit difficult to avoid it. Was it the smell of freshly baked homemade cakes or maybe you were a bit distracted by the volunteers singing along with the radio. In any case, the Volunteering Society knows how to combine fun and helping others. In just 6 hours the volunteers raised £30 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland! Jamie Oliver would certainly approve!


As all the society’s members agreed, baking for others was not at all tiring but rather rewarding, knowing their small efforts will make someone really happy. One of the volunteers, Sara joked around saying:

"For the love of cake"

“For the love of cake”

I will start attending cooking classes. Who could have guessed my white chocolate cupcake could be such a hit. Next time, I am going to try baking banoffee or cheesecake!

The students and staff of the University certainly enjoyed it. At one point, a girl begged the volunteers to save her the last chocolate cookie until she returns with 50p. The saying by famous Greek stroryteller Aesop “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,” definitely applies.

The Volunteering society organises different events every week, so it never gets boring. It is always on the lookout for new members.  Next week’s event is called Can-Paign! Is your curiosity triggered? Pop in by the Atrium on Tuesday 10.00-4.00 p.m and discover what’s it all about.

Want to do something valuable in your spare time? Want to help and make a difference? Volunteering society is the place for you!

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