HOPE HOUSE and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices are encouraging people to get involved with a new 'cake-centred' initiative. 

Running from May 1-14, 'Eat Cake' offers people the chance to get together with loved ones and colleagues for some fun in the kitchen by getting creative with baking and hosting a cake sale or coffee morning.

With every slice or muffin, schools, cafés, restaurants workplaces, clubs and cake lovers from across the region will make a real difference to local families facing very difficult times.

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices support more than 750 families who are either caring for a terminally ill child, or whose child has died.

It costs £7.5 million every year to run their services and 80 per cent of this is spent on care.

Approximately two month’s income comes from statutory sources and for the other 10 months of the year they are dependent on support from fundraising.

Their ambition is to raise an additional £2.5 million each year to make sure they reach every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs their help.


Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith fundraiser Vanessa Marubbi said: “We are delighted to launch this year’s Eat Cake campaign in conjunction with our new sponsor Homepride.

“With the King’s Coronation approaching and spring firmly in the air, there’s no better time to get friends, family and colleagues together to make it, bake it and help raise money for seriously ill children and their families in your area.

“Open to everyone, those who sign-up will receive a fantastic Eat Cake kit including selfie props, chef’s hats, cupcake sweepstake, cake labels and much more.

“So please help us turn cake into care and register now.”

The hospices will be featuring the best event pictures on their website and social media, so don’t forget to use your own channels to promote your event and tag the hospices.

To help the hospices whip up a great total get in touch and register at https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/Event/eat-cake or call the fundraising team on (01492) 596581.