A range of specially designed cupcakes made by popular bakery Harry Gow has raised £10,000 in a month for Highland Hospice.
The Coo Cake was on sale from mid-April to mid-May in Harry Gow shops throughout the area to honour the Hospice’s special Great Heilan’ Coo Trail.
And now the baker has created a special giant version of the cake to celebrate the donation, which will be raffled in aid of the Hospice.
Text HARRYGOW to 70215 to donate £2 to be entered into the raffle to win a giant Coo Cake.
People in their droves are combing the Highlands to locate all of the charity’s beautifully decorated Heilan’ Coo sculptures throughout the region this spring and summer, and Harry Gow’s involvement has enhanced the experience.
Highland Hospice corporate fundraiser Karen Duff said:
“We are so grateful to Harry Gow for this incredibly generous donation.
“The Coo Cakes were a huge hit, and to raise £10,000 in such a short space of time through sales is fantastic.
“Harry Gow’s support has been a huge boost to our Great Heilan Coo Trail both in terms of fundraising and of raising its profile and we can’t thank them enough. Whoever wins the giant version of the cake is in for a treat!”
David Gow from the popular bakery added:
“We are delighted to be sponsoring one of Highland Hospice’s coos – Bos taurus – which can be found outside our North Kessock shop.
“It’s so important to us and our customers to support good causes in the communities that we live and work in, and we have long been supporters of the amazing palliative care that the Hospice provides.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people coming out to follow the trail and visit Bos taurus, and we are thrilled to be able to help the Hospice further through the sales of our Coo Cakes… and our giant Coo Cake raffle!”
For information about The Great Heilan Coo Trail, visit https://highlandhospice.org/how-you-can-help/coo-trail
Harry Gow is a popular bakery with 17 shops spread across Inverness, the Highlands and Moray.
It was crowned the first Scottish Baker of the Year in 2012, and to date is the only bakery to have scooped the top award twice – winning again in 2019.
In 2022, the bakery was crowned Scottish customers’ favourite retail craft bakery at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, where it also scooped the prize for the best individual cake in the country.