We’re pleased to tell you Tarts for Troops has been a fantastic success, thank you so much to everyone who put their baking skills to test and held an event. We hope you had as much fun as us! We have been really impressed with the gorgeous photos and delicious recipes that have been sent in to us over the past few weeks. Congratulations to all those who made it as Tart of the Day!
If you didn’t get a chance to bake, or if baking is not your thing, you can still take part by buying your very own virtual tart. How about a Bakewell, pecan or fresh fruit tart? It’s a great way to show your support, just select your favourite tart to make a donation. Every penny you give will help blind veterans lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We have been delighted to have the support of the Military Wives Choir
who have contributed delicious tart recipes as well as holding their own Tarts for Troops party before their rehearsal last week. Here is Bridget Nicholson’s recipe for Cornish Congress Tarts, they went down a storm on the evening! You can see more photos from the event here.
Thank you to all of the Specsavers stores who have supported Tarts for Troops. Stores across the country went to amazing efforts – baking, decorating stores, and even dressing up as forces sweethearts! Don’t worry if you missed out, it may not be too late! Some stores are holding their events this weekend to coincide with Armed Forces Day. Find out here if your local store will be having an event!
The Blind Veterans UK staff joined in the baking frenzy too! Last Thursday was the London Office Tarts for Troops event, with members of staff bringing in a scrumptious selection of sweet and savoury tarts.
The Sheffield centre threw their party last week too, where Blind Veterans UK members got a chance to tuck into the some tasty tarts. Llandudno’s Tarts for Troops party was a great success, with Blind Veterans UK staff enjoying their tarts with a glass of fizz.
We just wanted to say a final thank you to everyone who has supported Tarts for Troops. The easiest way to pay in any money you have raised is online. Simply click here and follow the instructions. The money you’ve raised will make a real difference to blind veterans and help us continue to be there for ex-Service men and women.
We’re looking forward to next year already!