The advent of Spring heralded an opportunity for Navy Strategic Command Headquarters personnel to roll up theirs sleeves and bake for a cause.
Navy’s Keeping Watch charity was the financial beneficiary, but with over eight dozen cupcakes baked by staff in the Canberra office, there were plenty of satisfied stomachs as well. Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Lee-Anne Mack came up with the concept of the Spring-themed bake-off and organised special guest judges to determine the winner.
Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, reinforced the importance of the work done by Navy’s own charity, in providing assistance to serving members and their families who are suffering hardship.
“Assistance can be given often through non-refundable grants to support members of the Navy family in crisis,” he said.
“This support includes coverage of essential living expenses and medical treatment, crisis child care costs and contributions to education or retraining for Navy members, as well as scholarships for their dependants.”
Deputy Chief of Navy and Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger (Warrant Officer of the Navy) put their tastebuds to the test with specialist judging provided by Chief of Navy’s Chef, Leading Seaman Christopher Johnson.
Charity was the winner on the day with $232 raised, and Lieutenant Sarah West’s Cookie Monster cupcakes took the honours.
For more information about Keeping Watch or to make a donation, please visit http://www.keepingwatch.org.au.