June 14th is Cupcake Day and people across the country will be buying, baking and eating cake to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and their fight to help those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Read on for a selection of tips, fundraising advice and helpful links to make the tastiest treats!
Since 2016, the Star Bakers of the UK have rallied together to cook up an amazing £1.4 million against dementia! That’s more than enough to fund 11 PhD researchers for a year, giving them the opportunity to undertake vital, potentially lifesaving work. Just £40 would pay for five people with dementia to attend a Singing for the Brain session – a fun activity that enhances well being and connection through music, whilst £150 would pay for a National Dementia Helpline Advisers to provide 10 hours of crucial support to people affected by dementia.
Thanks to Cupcake Day, you can sign up to host your very own cupcake day and receive a free fundraising pack, which contains a donation box and Gift Aid form, posters to help spread the word, cake toppers and decoration, fundraising ideas and yummy recipes! You can host your own cupcake day at home, at work or even hire a community centre for the day – the choice is yours. Just simply bake as many cakes as you can and encourage your friends, family and neighbours to do the same!
We’re getting involved too and we’re encouraging you to do the same! Bringing cakes into work is a great idea to raise awareness of the charity in the yummiest way possible, so why not whip up something tasty and bring it into your workplace like us? We’re keen to do our bit to help those living with dementia and cake is a great way to raise money.
Social media can play a key part in raising awareness and helping to fund-raise. Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging all Cupcakers to share their inventions online by using the hashtag #CupcakeDay which will get more people involved and therefore more donations to the charity! There are some links on their website too, which enable you to unite on Twitter and Facebook and get all your friends connected and included in baking up a treat this Cupcake Day.
If you want to get baking but you’re not sure how, or maybe you’re living with a disability that may affect your mobility, we have the perfect range of kitchen accessories to turn you into a culinary wizard! Check out this blog post we wrote which features products like our Silicone Oven Mitts, One Handed Rolling Pin, Box Grater and a set of Talking Measuring Scales – all designed to provide a helping hand in the kitchen. Stylish and practical, our kitchen mobility aids blend effortlessly into your home and allow you to be a Star Baker!
For readers who want to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Society but are unable to bake for Cupcake Day, don’t worry! The charity has a direct link which allows you to donate if you can’t host your own Cupcake Day, so you know that you’ll still be able to help make a difference, even if you don’t bake anything. Plus, you can always buy other people’s cake instead of baking your own, or even get others to sponsor you to eat cake, with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s UK!