Be a Baking Hero – Hold a Butterfly Tea Party or Colossal Cake Sale this week!
Do you love to bake? Would you like to help raise funds for two amazing charities in this coming week? Then read on…
This coming week 29th April – 3rd May 2013 is Children’s Hospice Week. In common with most charities, Together for Short Lives (the charity behind Children’s Hospice Week) relies heavily on the fundraising activities and donations received from the public to supplement its other income streams, and continue the life-changing work undertaken by its staff and volunteers in supporting children and their families.
I think we’d all agree that helping children with life limiting or life threatening conditions is an amazing thing to do, and we can help all the year through. Visit the Charity’s fund-raising page here to see the full range of activities that are currently being organised … there are some fantastic physical challenges including the “Super-hero Fun Run”, marathons, treks and cycle rides to choose from!
This week is also the final week of Help For Heroes “Colossal Cake Sale” – a superb event running between 20th April – 5th May 2013. Help for Heroes is obviously a very well known, high-profile charity these days and has raised a phenomenal amount since it began in 2008, supporting our current troops injured in conflict.
The Charity’s mission is “to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential. The war in Afghanistan may be nearly over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning. We will not let them fight these battles alone.” If you’d like to read more about the charity visit their website here. Just like Together for Short Lives, Help for Heroes has a full program of amazing physical fund-raising challenges but encourages smaller scale events too, so we all feel we can help.
The GREAT NEWS is that the bakers among us can help both of these charities by doing what we love doing best – BAKING!
Why not hold a Butterfly Tea Party for the children (the Butterfly is the logo for Together for Short Lives) or, if you want to help our military heroes, organise a “Colossal Cake Sale” event? For both you scale the event to suit your circumstances – it can be big or small, and held wherever you like – at home or at work. To find out more visit the links in this paragraph, these will take you to each Charity’s website fundraising pages.
Bakers bake because they love to give and make people happy…so why not fundraise at the same time for these worthy causes? With a Bank Holiday weekend coming up in the UK its the perfect opportunity! Good luck with your fund-raising! You are amazing!
Images Source/Credits: Help for Heroes, Together for Short Lives, Cake Central/Shellismycakedreams and Cake Central/Cakeage