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The month of May can only mean one thing for all of us at Novum Law and that’s the annual ‘Muffins for Meso‘ baking contest to raise much-needed funds for the leading asbestos charity, Mesothelioma UK.

All week, we have been busy in our kitchens baking up a storm to raise money to support Mesothelioma UK’s incredible work helping patients who have been diagnosed with the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, and their families.

This year, we decided to have a theme and opted for ‘The Best of British’ to celebrate our favourite flavours that represent the British Isles.

We had some wonderful entries including strawberries and cream, lemon and elderflower, rhubarb and custard, chocolate and English Gin, Welsh rarebit and Cherry Bakewell.

And we were thrilled when specialist Mesothelioma UK nurse, Sarah Smith, and her colleagues at Southmead Hospital in Bristol kindly agreed to taste each and every one of our muffins and joined us on a Zoom call to judge the overall winner and the second and third place runners’ up.

The first prize went to Mary Smith from our Bristol office who won with her amazing savoury Walnut and Rosemary Muffins. The nurses were all in agreement that they tasted absolutely delicious. Well done Mary!

Congratulations to our talented runners up, Alison Sayers, specialist asbestos disease solicitor from our Southampton office won second place with her chocolate muffins with Cornish fudge and Andrew Stinchcombe from our Bristol office, who surprised and delighted the judges with his unusual pairing of cheddar cheese and Marmite!

We are proud supporters of Mesothelioma UK and Muffins for Meso is a fundraising event that we all look forward to every year.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Sarah Smith and her nursing colleagues for agreeing to judge our baking entries and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

To get involved, find out more about the event or to make a donation yourself, visit Mesothelioma UK.