Why Ben is passionate about bakes

BenWHEN Ben Miller asked colleagues at Chelmsford to support the little-known charity that had helped him and his family through difficult times, he had no idea where it would lead. Fund-raising efforts have already raised more than £2,000 for the Site’s chosen charity this year, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ben has also found a new passion in his life – baking. “It meant so much to me that colleagues voted to make it our charity this year and I’ve really thrown myself into the fund-raising,” says Deputy Flow Leader Ben (pictured left), whose mum recently died of the rare disease. “Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis helped me get in touch with people having similar experiences and I found it very comforting. Now I want to give something back and support this little-known charity by raising a much as I can,” he adds. Cake sales have proved a popular fund-raiser and baking has become a new passion for Ben. “It has became a form of therapy for me. I’d never baked before in my life and now I can’t stop. I absolutely love it,” adds Ben, who whips up six cakes at a time and sells them to colleagues at work. “Everyone asks why I haven’t done it before as I seem to have a real knack for it.” The regular bake sales, together with proceeds from an Easter raffle, dress down days and a popular quiz night are all helping to boost the total for Ben’s special charity. “I am so touched by the support I’ve received from everyone at Chelmsford,” he says. “I can’t thank them enough and look forward to doing lots more baking. It’s a real win all round.”