How will you celebrate It’s a Piece of Cake week, 22-26 April?
Cake lovers across east Kent are whipping up their own celebrations as Pilgrims Hospices It’s A Piece of Cake week fast approaches.
The fundraising campaign runs from 22-26 April and invites you to get creative with cake and encourage family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and classmates to join you. Donate the proceeds of your events to Pilgrims Hospices to help pay for vital support for patients and their families.
This year, Great British Baker and Kentish cook, Paul Hollywood is again supporting the campaign. He said:“Get behind the Piece of Cake Campaign, it’s a fun way to raise money for an amazing charity very close to my heart.”
And with just a week to go, the response has been fantastic with local bakers, cake sellers, businesses and individuals all pledging their support and coming up with creative ways to get raise money for the charity.
In Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury, a cake sale will be held for staff and the day hospice patients will also be making and donating cakes. Pilgrims Thanet hospice is holding a cupcake baking competition.
Elsewhere, more than 30 businesses are holding events to raise money: The staff from Supreme Bake in Canterbury are baking cakes for sale in the shop all week, Shake Shed Canterbury will make marshmallow twists, 63 Harbour Street in Whitstable will be making chocolate brownies and Macknade Faversham will make a special Pilgrims cake.
Jenny Green, Head of Fundraising at Pilgrims Hospices said: “There are lots of fun and simple ways to get involved in our It’s a Piece of Cake campaign. Why not bake a special cake, biscuit or sandwich and donate the proceeds to Pilgrims Hospices or host a baking event such as an afternoon tea or bake off then encourage guests to make a donation?”
“We need to raise £10.5 million each year in order to be able to provide palliative care services free of charge to the local community and we receive over 75% of this from the local community. Your support enables us to be able to continue to care for over 2,000 residents of east Kent every year.”
If you want to join in the fun, check out the Pilgrims Hospices website for an events listing or sign up and host your own fundraiser. Fundraising materials and information are all available to download and we would love to encourage all bakers to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we can help promote your event. Please also remember to get snapping with your camera on the day and send us your photos to share your sucess!