Cakes were in the mix yesterday when SME Solicitors in Worcester hosted a charity bake-off in aid of the Rory the Robot appeal.

Members of staff at the city centre law firm cooked up a storm and the winning cake was judged by Chair of the Rory the Robot Appeal, Ian Jukes and his wife Tina Jukes.

The cakes ranged from a white chocolate sponge baked by Joanne Rice to cheese biscuits baked by Jane Barker, but it was a rabbit shaped cake baked by Samantha Lloyd and a cheesecake baked by William Cadbury that secured victory, to be named winners, for decoration and taste respectively.

“We are delighted to have had the support of SME Solicitors for this event and to have been chosen as their charity of the year for 2017” commented Ian Jukes.  “This sort of fundraising is fun but still counts, and it all adds up.  Huge thanks to everyone at SME who took the trouble to bake such delicious cakes, and to all the firm’s clients and visitors who succumbed to temptation and bought a slice!”

SME’s Managing Partner Yvonne Tivey added: “The oven gloves were off for this event!  We have a number of talented bakers amongst our staff, and they took the challenge very seriously!  We are excited to be supporting such a worthy local cause as Rory, and look forward to continuing the fundraising throughout the year culminating in our annual quiz.”

The Rory the Robot appeal has to date raised £300,000, and with the installation of the machine in early Summer, reaches an important milestone in the ongoing fight against prostate cancer here in Worcestershire.  Fundraising remains crucial as the appeal has a target of raising a further £700,000.00 over the next 5 years or sooner to help fund the robot, but the decision made to get the procurement process underway means Rory the Robot can be used to help patients in Worcestershire sooner.

SME Solicitors is a full service legal firm based in Sansome Walk, Worcester, call 01905 723561.

To make a donation to the Rory the Robot appeal, please visit or text RORY97 plus £amount to 70070.  Find out more about the machine and appeal at
You can also visit or tweet @RorytheRobot

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