Eat More Cake

Fri 3rd Feb 2017

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There were great photographs on the Butterwick Hospice Facebook page this week of staff from Thornaby based business Lindy Electronics Limited, who have adopted Butterwick Hospice Care as their charity of the year and who got their fundraising off to a flying start with a cake bake!

We may all be advised to be on a sugar free diet and be watching our calorie intake but a little of what you fancy does you good and can also do a lot of good for others. 

The funds raised from coffee mornings, tea breaks, bake days and bake offs have all been very gratefully received by the Hospice and we are sure those participating really enjoy the opportunity to sample something delicious.

Organising a bake day at work is a simple enough fundraising event and it can be held during the normal lunch break so doesn't need to take any time out of your working day. There are also many healthier options to go for too with crustless quiche and sugar free cakes offering delicious alternatives to the ever popular cup-cakes and Victoria sponges. Plus a bake day can include several savouries as well as treats for those with a sweeter tooth.

We have often been inspired by the success people have had in raising funds from this kind of event. A charity coffee morning held recently by Dorothy Bird in memory of her very good friend Margaret, raised over £1,100. Dorothy's friend had spent time in the care of Butterwick Hospice before she died and Dorothy was so impressed by the amazing care Margaret received, a coffee morning was arranged which friends and family were invited to. 

The event was held between 10.30am and 2pm and over 80 people attended! What tremendous support.

Butterwick Hospice also received support during December from coffee mornings held by Lucite International and the Parish Church at Ingleby Barwick. A cake bake is a popular, social and sometimes competitive event. The Bake Off event run by Jackson's Law Firm was a great example of how to organise a competitive baking competition that really helps the charity you are supporting.

If this is something you think your colleagues or friends would enjoy and you would like to organise an event in support of Butterwick Hospice you can download our helpful fundraising guide here or give our community fundraising team a call on 01642 628930 for some helpful tips. 

The funds you raise will be used to care for people of all ages who are living with the many complex challenges that a life limiting illness presents. Butterwick Hospice services to patients and their loved ones are all provided completely free of charge but that is only possible because people across our communities raise funds to help.

Overall Butterwick Hospice Care relies on the general public to raise 75% of the funds the charity needs to care for local people. Butterwick's mission is to help people have a better quality of life despite their illnesses. This includes helping their families to cope with their caring responsibilities and helping to ease the symptoms of patients of all ages and ultimately helping them to pass away in peace. Beyond that our mission is to support patients loved ones as they recover from their loss.

If organising a cake bake helps all of that to be provided free of charge to local families I don't think there is a better excuse to eat more cake - so long as you do so in support of Butterwick Hospice Care.