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Baking magic with Tamal Ray

We were delighted to host Great British Bake Off finalist Tamal Ray at one of our sites in Leeds in October as he swapped roles and became the judge of a special bake off challenge raising funds for BBC Children in Need.

Tamal shared his baking expertise with colleagues whilst they raised nearly £1,000 for the charity. Tamal's sister, Soma, works at Lloyds Banking Group and said "I'm so proud of Tamal's achievements, although I do like to remind him that it was me that introduced him to baking. Lots of my colleagues here are also big Bake Off fans so when we decided to fundraise we knew we had to have our own baking challenge."

Tamal, who judged Maria Russell's Triple Layer Lemon Drizzle as the winner, said "It has been really interesting being on the other side, although much less stressful and much more fun to be sampling other people's bakes. The standard has been really high and it is brilliant that so much money has been raised for BBC Children in Need."

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