Weymouth bakery's ghostly gift to RNLI

TASTY PRIZE: RNLI acting ops manager Steve Pitman, front, with Coxwain Andy Sargeant,  Sgt Buns Ian Temple and RNLI's Phil Hansford

TASTY PRIZE: RNLI acting ops manager Steve Pitman, front, with Coxwain Andy Sargeant, Sgt Buns Ian Temple and RNLI's Phil Hansford

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A BAKERY has cooked up a spooky treat to raise money for the Weymouth lifeboat charity this Halloween.

Staff at Sgt Bun Bakery, in Lanehouse Rocks Road, have made a giant gingerbread haunted house as a raffle prize to raise money for Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat.

Bakery owner Ian Temple said they want to raise as much as possible to support the lifeboat.

He said: “The house took about four days to make, all the sections are baked and then glued together with chocolate and icing before we decorated it in a Halloween theme.

“The idea is that it goes to a school or a group, because it’s so big that you would probably get sick if one person ate it all.

“Each year we do a special fundraiser for the lifeboat, we don’t have a specific target in mind we just want to raise as much as possible for this good cause.”

Mr Temple added: “I come from a long line of lifeboat family, a lot of my ancestors drowned and my great-grandfather drowned in a lifeboat when it capsized.

“So I’m partial to the RNLI, it’s in my blood.

“The lifeboat team have come in and put their flag up to promote the raffle, they do it each year for our campaign.

“We have a collection all year round but we also do extra things and we’ll probably do something else at Christmas.”

RNLI Coxwain Andy Sargeant thanked the bakery staff for their hard work and support.

He said: “The house is absolutely massive and looks delicious, hopefully whoever wins it is a fan of gingerbread.

“Without these donations we wouldn’t be able to function and we wouldn’t have a lifeboat.”

Raffle tickets cost £1, with all the money going to Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat, they are available from the bakery. The winner will be drawn at the end of the month.

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