Kind-hearted amateur bakers at Airedale Hospital have raised more than £1,000 for two charities.

Colleagues from the human resources, pathology and anaesthetic and theatre departments set up stalls in staff rooms to tempt teams with tasty treats to part with their pennies for good causes. The bake sales, which took place during two days, raised more than £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support and over £400 for Lifebox, a not-for-profit organisation that saves lives by improving the safety of surgical care in low-resource countries.

Staff across the trust helped out by baking buns at home and bringing them to work for their colleagues to sell for the charities. Jodie Hearnshaw, human resources advisor at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Everyone really rose to the challenge and helped us create bake sales that even Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would be proud of!”