Bay contributes to millions raised for charity
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