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21 May 2012

Harlequins’ Will Skinner Crowned Champion Cake-Maker

15th May 2012

Harlequins Will Skinner was yesterday crowned Champion Cake-Maker rising to a challenge by team-mate Mark Lambert for his fellow players to put their baking skills to the test to raise money for Sport Relief and The RPA Benevolent Fund  the Professional Players charity.

Fresh from their Aviva Premiership Rugby Semi-Final, the Harlequins players participated in an Apprentice-style baking challenge to bake the best Elizabeth Sponge cake and decorate and sell 1,000 cup cakes to make as much money for the charities as possible. Forwards Mark Lambert, Olly Kohn, Rob Buchannan, Joe Marler and Will Skinner competed along with backs Matt Hopper and Nick Evans.

We have a forwards baking club at Harlequins so I knew the forwards wouldnt let the side down, said Mark Lambert. On top of this, weve raised loads of money for Sport Relief and the RPA Benevolent Fund which is the icing on the cake!

The players were baking at the Sainsburys Food Centre in central London where their best efforts were judged by Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsburys Brand, and Silver Spoon Ambassador, Eric Lanlard who created the Elizabeth Sponge, before they sold cakes to Sainsburys colleagues and the staff at Aviva Investors.

Judith Batchelar added: As Sport Reliefs No1 partner, were really excited to team up with The RPA, Premiership Rugby and the Harlequins players to help raise as much money as possible for great causes in the UK and abroad.

Premiership Rugby has recently become an official partner of Comic Relief and has been supporting the Sport Relief campaign this year.

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Patrick Giffney
PGiffney@theRPA.co.uk
020 8831 7930