Eat Cake Week Serves Up Thousands of Pounds for Children’s Hospices

Cake lovers across Cheshire have whipped up more than £8,500 for Hope House and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospices during its Eat Cake Week in June. 

Care staff at Hope House during its Eat Cake Week

From office bake sales to village hall and garden tea parties, hundreds of people have come together across the region and beyond to turn cake into care and support seriously ill local children. 

The Hope House Eat Cake event

More than 100 organisations signed up for Eat Cake week, holding events throughout the week.

Susie, Kyle and Laura during Eat Cake Week

Both Hope House and Ty Gobaith held their own events with families, children and staff all making, buying and of course eating various different cupcakes which were made thanks to a donation of ingredients from local Morrison stores. There were also animal themed bake-offs for the young adults after a brilliant trip to Chester Zoo. 

Lucy, Jojo and Helen during Eat Cake Week

All of the charity’s 14 charity shops also got involved, running tombolas, guess the weight competitions and afternoon teas, which raised a marvellous £2,000. 

Lucy, Jack and Helen during Eat Cake Week

Cat Dowdeswell, fundraiser, said: “Cakes and community made the perfect match for us. We want to turn cake into care for the children and families that need us and it’s been a fantastic seeing all the wonderful events and creative ideas for cakes, brownies, cookies and puddings from our incredible supporters.  

Lucy, David and Helen during Eat Cake Week

“Over 100 organisations signed up for Eat Cake week and the support from our community has been incredible. 

“We’d like to thank everyone who took part in this amazing week. We have so far raised more than £8,500 with more donations coming in each day.  

“We would also like to give a special thanks to our sponsors Henllan Bakery for helping us ensure that every penny raised during Eat Cake week will go directly to the children we care for.  

“But the fun doesn’t have to stop here, if you want to support us by eating cake then you can do by hosting your own cake themed fundraiser. Our free fundraising packs will be available for the rest of the summer and the whole of 2022.” 

To get your free Eat Cake party pack then please visit www.hopehouse.org.uk/cake