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Get your recipe books out! Piece of Cake countdown

Posted on 9 April 2013

Great British Baker and Kentish cook, Paul Hollywood was the first person to pledge his support for Pilgrims Hospices Piece of Cake Week, and with just under two weeks to go the plans are hotting up across the county.

The popular fundraising event is being held for the third time from 22-26 April at all three Pilgrims Hospices sites in Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford and across east Kent.

Local supporters are being encouraged to ‘get creative with cake’ by baking or buying cakes to share with their friends, family or colleagues for the benefit of their local hospice.

Paul said: “Pilgrims is an amazing charity. Supporting them and meeting the staff and patients has been a humbling experience for me so I really hope people will get behind the Piece of Cake campaign.

“It’s a fun way to raise money for a cause close to my heart as well as getting the nation into the kitchen, baking and enjoying life! Bake a cake for Pilgrims, raise some money and bring a smile to someone’s face.”

Jenny Green, head of fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices, said: “We held the last Piece of Cake week last year and were delighted with the creative ways that the local community joined in. There were bake offs, tea parties, coffee mornings and lots of cake eating, all in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. We hope that even more schools, businesses and friends join in this year.

“Pilgrims Hospices services are free of charge to our patients and their families but we need to raise in excess of £10 million every year. We couldn’t do this without the support of our local community. Hosting a Piece of Cake event is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to get involved.”

* For information on how to take part, including a recipe from Paul Hollywood and our fundraising pack, visit the Piece of Cake page or call 01227 812621.



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