Hope House urges north Shropshire to get its ‘cake on’ for charity – Border Counties Advertizer

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A CHILDREN’S hospice in north Shropshire is urging everyone to get their bake on to raise money for charity.

Hope House Children’s Hospice, in Morda, is urging everyone in Oswestry and Whitchurch to treat themselves to their favourite bakes to raise money for seriously ill children.

Eat Cake week happens at the beginning of April every year, running from April 6-12 – last year the fun initiative raised more than £17,000 for the local charity.

Hundreds of local cafes, bakeries, schools, nurseries, clubs and companies have already signed up and fundraiser Cat Dowdeswell is hoping more join them.

“Every year more and more people get involved with our Eat Cake Week, and we are hoping 2020 will be a record year,” she said.

“People support in all sorts of ways, from holding bake sales and cake stalls, to coffee mornings and afternoon teas.

“Everyone loves cake so it is an amazing and fun way to raise much-needed funds so that Hope House can continue to provide vital specialist nursing and respite care to terminally ill children and their families.”

Early sign-ups include students at St Martins School, who will be hoping to beat the £100 they raised last year by selling cakes during their morning break, while the Fort on Friday networking group in Oswestry are holding an Eat Cake event at their networking event on April 3.

Lockside Café in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, are signing up for the first time and will be thinking up special ways to raise money during Eat Cake Week.

Hope House and and its sister hospice Ty Gobaith provide vital care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families from across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales.

It costs £6.5 million every year to cope with existing demand, and more families need their help every day.

If you would like to help local children and get involved in 2020 Eat Cake you can register online at www.hopehouse.org.uk/eatcake and claim your free Eat Cake pack to help you plan your event.

Alternatively call the Hope House Fundraising Office on 01691 671671.

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