Bay con­trib­utes to mil­lions raised for char­ity

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

RICHARDS Bay’s Cup­cake An­gels added their weight to the na­tional Cup­cakes 4 Kids with Can­cer event last week­end and helped con­trib­ute to­wards the over­all R2mil­lion rand raised.

Non-profit com­pany, Cup­cakes of Hope, ex­ceeded the amount raised last year and raised R2 065 807 by sell­ing thou­sands of cup­cakes baked by vol­un­teers and donors.

Richards Bay co­or­di­na­tor, Melanie Botha, thanked ev­ery­one who baked, dec­o­rated, vol­un­teered and do­nated their time and en­ergy to­wards mak­ing na­tional Cup Cake Day the sweet­est day of the year.

The event was held si­mul­ta­ne­ously across 79 malls in South Africa on 29 Septem­ber and in­volved thou­sands of bak­ers, also known as Cup­cake An­gels, who be­gan prepa­ra­tions many months ago.

The event is to­tally com­mu­nity driven, re­ly­ing on the com­mit­ment and re­solve of bak­ers from as young as three and as old as 90 years old to come to­gether to ‘bake’ a dif­fer­ence in the lives of lit­tle can­cer pa­tients.

Last year more than R1.8-mil­lion was raised.

Funds raised will go to­wards the med­i­cal and other day-to-day needs of lit­tle can­cer pa­tients.

Cup­cakes of Hope as­sist up to 70 pa­tients ev­ery month, do­nat­ing med­i­cal equip­ment to hos­pi­tals around the coun­try.

In 2017 Cup­cakes of Hope set a new Guin­ness World Record for the tallest tower of cup­cakes, 10.7 me­tres tall, and the record still stands.

The event raised R300 000 for chil­dren wait­ing to re­ceive stem cell or bone mar­row trans­plants.

In ad­di­tion, the char­ity cel­e­brated Nel­son Man­dela’s cen­ten­nial by cre­at­ing the world’s largest Man­dela - a three­me­tre tall sculpted cake of the Man­dela statue.

Vol­un­teers in Richards Bay teamed up at the Boardwalk Inkwazi Shop­ping Cen­tre on na­tional Cup­cake Day and sold hun­dreds of cup­cakes dur­ing the na­tional Cup­cakes 4 Kids with Can­cer event

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