Barbara’s cake bake

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A woman from Wisbech - whose husband had multiple sclerosis - is preparing to bake her socks off on May 3 for one of the nations most mouth-watering fundraising events – the MS Society’s Cake Break.

This year the MS Society is hoping to raise £350,000 from Cake Break. It’s money that could make a huge difference and will be spent across our work: on research, on campaigning and on information and support.

Barbara Tinsley will be hosting a Cake Break for the 9th time this year at her home and is aiming to raise £1,000. A large selection of tasty treats will be on show alongside no less than 15 other fundraising ideas! Barbara has already started fundraising via a knit-a-thon and plans to have a ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ competition, bric-a-brac stall, bonus ball game, cat themed quiz, raffle and much more, take place on the day.

Cake Break is taking place during MS Week (April 29 - May 5), which aims to raise awareness of the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. An estimated 100,000 people in the UK have MS and it affects almost twice as many women as men. There is no cure and there are few effective treatments.

Barbara said: “This is my way of saying thank you to the MS Society for all the help they gave me when I desperately needed it when my husband was diagnosed with MS. At the moment we do not know what causes it, nor is there a cure and I am hoping that my small contribution will go someway to helping solve both of those problems.

“I am lucky in having friends who support me and as a number of them are WI members you can guarantee that my cakes are second to none.”

If you’d like to organise your own Cake Break it’s a really simple and fun way to raise

money for the MS Society. All you have to do is get friends, family or your colleagues together, provide them with some cake – and then watch your donation boxes fill up. You can host your event at home, at work, at school – wherever you like!

For more information and to find out how to register people can:

Go to www.cakebreak.org.uk T: 0845 481 1577 E: cakebreak@mssociety.org.uk FB:

www.facebook.com/mssociety/events