Official Partner Charities and supporters of the national charity campaign, UK Charity Week, have been donning their aprons in the kitchen this week as the annual #CharityBIGBake extravaganza got underway on Wednesday.
According to The Guardian, the Great British Bake Off inspired 6million people (12% of the adult population) to take part in a charity bake sale last year. Research from the Charities Aid Foundation found that cake sales raised an estimated £185m for charities.
UK Charity Week founder Lee Rayment, himself got involved with all the baking fun and made a delicious-looking strawberry pavlova, he said:
“I have to be honest of all the days within UK Charity Week this is in my top two with Friday’s Christmas Jumper Day! The older I’ve got, the more I find myself enjoying baking for my family… it’s safe to say that they enjoy me doing it as well!
“Anything that provides people with the opportunity to make money for the good causes is fantastic, you only have to look on social media to see just some of the impact.”
A charity bake sale can be a fun way for your staff, volunteers or supporters to raise funds for charity. Whether you are running a one-off sale in your office or planning a big cake campaign, the UK Charity Week #CharityBIGBake is a great chance to maximise the opportunity.
For more information or to register your charity or business as an Official Partner of UK Charity Week 2020, please click here.