Colour­ful cup­cakes to aid kids with can­cer

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BEA­CON Bay Re­tail Park will be a hive of colour and taste on na­tional cup­cake day for kids with can­cer on Satur­day.

Cup­cakes for Hope gen­er­ally as­sists char­i­ties that do work which in­volves chil­dren with can­cer. They have do­nated to 14 char­i­ties so far like CHOC, Reach for a Dream, Cansa and the Sun­flower Fund just to name a few.

The an­nual event is an op­por­tu­nity to show off your cre­ativ­ity and bak­ing abil­ity and to raise funds for chil­dren with life-threat­en­ing dis­eases. As Septem­ber is child­hood can­cer aware­ness month, leaflets with the early can­cer warn­ing signs will also be dis­trib­uted.

Un­for­tu­nately this year, the spot in Hem­ing­ways where the event is usu­ally held at is un­der con­struc­tion and so only Re­tail Park will be host­ing the event.

“We try to keep the money we raise in East Lon­don. For in­stance, last year, we do­nated about R18 000 to East Lon­don CHOC in the form of mat­tresses, bed­ding, cut­lery and the like,” said the East Lon­don Cup­cakes for Hope area co­or­di­na­tor, Eve Müller.

This year’s pro­ceeds will go to the Frere chil­dren’s on­col­ogy ward and a do­na­tion box will be placed at Pick n Pay in Re­tail Park.

Those who still want to register have up un­til to­mor­row to do so, and can con­tact Müller at 072-097-9948.

Pic­ture: FILE

TASTY TREAT: Some very colour­ful, cre­ative and even bet­ter, tasty lit­tle cakes will be on dis­play at Re­tail Park for the Cup­cakes for Hope ini­tia­tive this Satur­day

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