Press release: Bake Club raises dough to save young lives

01 May 2013

For immediate release: Wednesday 1st May 2013

Kids and adults are re-discovering the traditional bake sale for a modern age.  1st May sees the launch of Children with Cancer UK’s Bake Club Month.  From cupcakes to cookies or a classic Victoria sponge, Bake Club is a fun and simple way to raise dough and save young lives.  

Everyone is invited to join Bake Club to help the fight against childhood cancer.  Baking beginners to perfect pastry chefs can fundraise at home, in the workplace or local community to raise money and help children with cancer.  

Childhood cancer survivors at a fantastic tea party hosted by One Aldwych hotel, corporate partners of Children with Cancer UK
Pictured:
Childhood cancer survivors at a fantastic tea party hosted by One Aldwych hotel, corporate partners of Children with Cancer UK.  

Luke Everett (6) was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a very rare cancer in his liver when he was just six months old. He’s been in remission for five years. He’s pictured here with mum, Claire, and brother Ben (9).  Here’s Luke’s story: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/luke

Charlotte Hutchinson (19) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was 13 years old, in August 2006. She is now a survivor.  Read her story here: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/charlotte

Events can be held throughout the Bake Club Month of May.  Photos can be uploaded to the Baker's Gallery by emailing bakeclub@childrenwithcancer.org.uk or added to the charity’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/childrenwithcanceruk

Why not use your social networks to spread the word and publicise your Bake Club event?  Tweet about it @CwC_UK #bakeclubmonth  You can watch our Bake Club video here: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/bakeclub

You can also help to raise awareness of childhood cancer.  More than 3,500 youngsters, including children and babies, are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.  The charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2013, funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and works to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes including supporting hospices.

For more information or to join the Children with Cancer UK Bake Club, download a fundraising pack full of tasty tips, recipes from Jane Asher and James Martin, posters and decorations visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/bakeclub or call 020 7404 0808. To register please call us on 020 7404 0808 or email bakeclub@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. Where possible, please include the contact details for more information and donations: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk or 020 7404 0808.
  2. Photo: L to R: Ben Everett, Claire Everett, Luke Everett, Charlotte Hutchinson
  3. Image courtesy of Anna Resner at Little Bunny Photography


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