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Bake Off

Get baking to support your local hospice

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped our care for patients so it doesn’t have to stop your fundraising!

The pandemic has meant many of our fundraising events and activities can’t go ahead, so we’re facing a severe shortfall in our funding.  Help us by putting on that apron, get some Bake Off inspiration and get some cupcakes in the oven! 

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Are you a star baker, or just love eating cake? Hosting a bake sale or afternoon tea fundraiser is a great way to fundraise for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we know that your bake sales are going to look a little different but they can still be done. You can still sell your delicious treats for donations and you’ll be making a huge difference to St Catherine’s!

Ideas for a virtual or socially distanced bake sale:

There’s plenty of different ways you can bake to fundraise and make some dough for us!*

  • Doorstop deliveries of cakes
  • Virtual bake-off competitions – challenge friends to bake the same recipe
  • Skill swap or recipe swap for a donation
  • Bake sale from your front door or over the fence – or a bake sale on the go
  • Bring your own cakes to a socially distanced garden party – don’t forget your thermos!
  • Socially distanced fundraising picnic in the park
  • Raffles, cake auctions, or paid entry challenges like “guess the weight of the cake” or “how many sweets in a jar”

*To curb the spread of coronavirus, government regulations may exist on a local or national level; please consider if restrictions are in place in your area when making your plans.

Kim's cake sale raises over £1400

After holding yearly afternoon teas, raffles and other ingenious fundraisers since 2013, Kim Warner wasn’t going to let Coronavirus get in the way of raising money for the hospice. Being vigilant about hygiene and social distancing, Kim was able to hold a successful cake sale for us:

“We were very upset that we couldn’t hold our annual afternoon tea. Last year, we raised over £5,000, but this year I thought why don’t I hold a tabletop sale of cakes on my driveway to hopefully make some money for St Catherine’s even during COVID-19.

As I made cakes, I wore gloves, a mask, hair net and apron. I wrapped and labelled every cake and all in all, I made around 170 cakes to sell. We put signs up reminding people to stay two metres apart, and despite the restrictions, we had a steady stream of people all day long.

The total amount raised was £1,468.09 which was a fabulous amount of money. St Catherine’s is close to my heart and I’ll always try to raise funds for them – coronavirus or not!”

Read more: How Kim organised her socially distant cake sale

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We need your support now, more than ever, to continue to be there every day, 24/7, for local people who need our care and support.

If you are ready to get baking, host a cake sale, afternoon tea or find a way to show off your culinary skills and fundraise, help us provide the best end of life care by setting up a Just Giving page. 

Set up your JustGiving fundraising page today

If you need any help with organising your bake sale, give one of the Community Fundraising Team a call on 01293 447361, fill in our “Tell us about your fundraising” form so we can get back to you, or send an email to comfun@stch.org.uk. 

We’re here to help you support us!

 

We’d love to see your progress

Join our Facebook Fundraisers page, check out our guide on how to use social media to promote your efforts, and remember to share your support with photos and videos by tagging us on social media.

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