Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off
1 Jan - 31 Dec 2021

David's Giving Page

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David Watson

Total raised


+ £75.50 Gift Aid

654 Complete
654% of £50.00 target

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I’m fundraising with The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off

You'll know if you're my Facebook friend that Nigella Lawson and I are good pals. She's made me the half-decent cook I am today. That said, I've never been able to forgive her for the time she lied to me. It was the first time I ever made a cake and, perhaps as a practical joke - I don't know, she told me to line the tin with cling film and said "don't panic, it won't melt". Of course, the cling film fused to the cake and I had to trim the sides of the cake and otherwise risk plastic poisoning. I've barely ever baked since. To her credit, Nigella has seen the error of her ways and now advises baking parchment instead of cling film.

I'm committed to personal growth and doing my trauma work and have decided to follow the recipe again to make my peace with it, Nigella and baking. I'm planning to bake Nigella's Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake at some point over Easter.

To encourage and motivated me, I'm seeking modest donations to Stand Up To Cancer. If I reach £50 (maybe 50 people will donate £1?) I'll post a picture of the cake on Facebook and Instagram and give 19 of you the chance to try it.

Latest updates

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David Watson


Including gift aid, we've raised over £400 for Stand Up For Cancer. Thank you so much for getting behind my silly challenge for such an important cause. You're all bloody amazing. Thank you so much. Love from David


David Watson



+£7.50 Gift Aid

Thank you all. You're bloody amazing


Tristan Brittain



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Sorry i missed a bit


Julien Tur



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done David.


Rachel Cave



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done David!


Sarah & Carol



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry this is a post bake donation! Well done David, it looks delicious 🎂👏🏼🙌

Total raised£327.00



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