Wimbledon Chef Stages 24 Hour Sponsored Bake-A-Thon

Rebecca Marshman-Rondeau will be baking tasty treats for NHS staff

Rebecca Marshman-Rondeau

Chef Rebecca Marshman-Rondeau is undertaking a 24 hour bake-a-thon from her Wimbledon home tomorrow (June 29) to cook pastry treats for NHS staff and raise funds for the National Marine Aquarium.


Rebecca, who is head pastry chef at Wimbledon’s AELTC, will be creating boxes of cakes, tray bakes, cookies, and biscuits to deliver to various NHS services, including St George’s Hospital.


She will be cooking non-stop from 8am tomorrow until 8am on Tuesday (June 30) to kick off a week of fundraising for the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth before it re-opens on July 6.


The National Marine Aquarium, which has been shut during the pandemic, relies on visitors to fund vital habitat restoration and behaviour change programmes. Even when closed to the public, the cost of operating the UK’s largest aquarium can be up to £10,000 a day.


Roger Maslin, Ocean Conservation Trust’s CEO says: “One of the biggest challenges that aquaria have faced over the last few months, is the ongoing costs of feeding and maintaining the fish and animals. We are extremely grateful to Rebecca Marshman-Rondeau, the Connect Academy Trust and everyone involved in helping to support and celebrate the aquarium, bolster the key worker animal care team whilst also supporting NHS workers.


“Aquariums aren’t just tourist attractions; we also play an important role in Ocean conservation, education and research”. To donate please go to:




Rebecca’s Just Giving Page is: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rebecca-marshman.

June 28, 2020