At the event I met Tara McCarthy, the face of Bake Club. Tara was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was just two years old and has shown tremendous courage and fortitude in fighting this terrible disease. Last year, she achieved her five year remission and today, she’s a bubbly ten-year old, full of energy. She absolutely charmed the MPs who met her and put a smile on everyone’s face.
It is for children like her, and for their parents, that politicians, charities and the public need to come together to find better and longer-lasting solutions to childhood cancer.
Some of the MPs and peers who joined us at the event have personal experience of childhood cancer within their own families and in their constituencies. Understandably the event, especially talking to Tara and her mum Zazie, had particular significance for them.
Taking Bake Club to Westminster was a fun and inventive way to engage with Parliamentarians and of course the cakes were great! But seriously, it allowed MPs to find out more about raising awareness of childhood cancer in our constituencies and to hear the first-hand experiences of Tara and Zazie. It reminded me that together, we can make a real difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families, now, and for the future generations.
Why not find out more about how you can get involved in Bake Club including tips, recipes and to watch Tara’s video baking Red Velvet Cupcakes with Paul Young.