Cake char­ity calls for more bak­ers

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - RHIANNON MCDOWALL

ACHARITY which en­sures ev­ery child in the town gets a cake on their birth­day is ap­peal­ing for more bak­ers.

The Mac­cles­field branch of ‘Cakes for Kids’ pro­vides Birth­day cakes for chil­dren across Mac­cles­field who may not oth­er­wise re­ceive one due to their fam­ily cir­cum­stances.

Vol­un­teers take turns to bake cakes re­quested by com­mu­nity groups and agen­cies that work with needy kids.

But the group of vol­un­teers are now get­ting re­quests for more cakes than they can pro­vide, and are ap­peal­ing more cake bak­ers.

Emma Spring, from Mac­cles­field, is the vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor for the group, which was set up more than two years ago.

She said: “We are look­ing for any­one who en­joys bak­ing cakes to join us as a vol­un­teer. for

“You don’t have to be an ex­pert cake baker. The cur­rent stan­dard is quite high, but to be hon­est it doesn’t make much dif­fer­ence how pro­fes­sional it looks to the kids who are get­ting them.”

She added: “As long as it looks ok and tastes ok we are happy.”

Emma said most vol­un­teers also have jobs and fam­i­lies which means they can’t al­ways meet the de­mands for cakes as quickly or eas­ily as they would like to.

She said: “We get about two to three re­quests a month, so we would re­ally like a few more vol­un­teers to help out with the bak­ing. We do ask the vol­un­teers to pro­vide their own in­gre­di­ents, so if you end up do­ing it ev­ery month then it can add up.

“We just need some­one who likes bak­ing to of­fer to join us and bake a cake when they have the avail­abil­ity.”

Each re­quest for a cake comes from a com­mu­nity groups or agen­cies that works with needy kids. The re­quest is then shared among the group and who­ever has avail­abil­ity will vol­un­teer.

Emma said: “There’s no com­mit­ment re­ally, you put in as much time as you want. Some­times peo­ple can bake a cake but don’t have time to drop it off, so we’ll of­fer to help.”

If you are able to join the team of vol­un­teers go the Face­book group Free Cakes For Kids Mac­cles­field or email freecakemacc@gmail.com.

Emma Spring of Cakes for Kids Mac­cles­field is ap­peal­ing for more help

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