Bakers across the country are being asked to roll up their sleeves and ready their mixing bowls to take part in the Barnardo’s Big Bake event this Easter.

The children’s charity is asking people across the country to bake – or buy – an array of Easter treats to sell and raise money to help vulnerable children, young people and families who are supported by Barnardo’s.

Barnardo's Easter cake bake that will make a difference
Pictured is Phillipa Seager from Barnardo’s

The children’s charity supports some of the UK’s most vulnerable children including those who care for a sick or disabled relative and those who have been sexually abused and exploited.

Gemma Cornwell, Head of Public Fundraising at Barnardo’s, said:

“Easter is a great time for getting together with family and friends and enjoying sweet treats like cakes and chocolate. It’s a perfect opportunity to combine a get together with raising much-needed money to support vulnerable children who live locally.

“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who takes part, either by baking or helping to eat the cakes! On behalf of the children we work with, we would like to say a big thank you.”

A booklet designed to inspire budding bakers, which includes recipe suggestions and ideas on how to fundraise, can be found at

Actor and Barnardo’s ambassador Fay Ripley also features in the booklet, sharing her favourite chocolate tray-bake recipe.

£50 raised at a Barnardo’s Big Bake event could help pay for two young carers to take part in group activities where they can make friends and build confidence. A donation of £100 could help pay for toys and resources needed for one of Barnardo’s specialist counselling rooms.