Many of you may know me as Cilla Battersby-Brown in ITV’s Coronation Street, but when I’m not filming I am a passionate baker and was delighted (if not slightly surprised) to reach the finals of Celebrity Masterchef in 2009.
I have known about the work of Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity for a while and I can see the practical, yet vital, support they offer to families of children with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Knowing how much Rainbow Trust relies on the generosity of the public to fund their work, I am asking you to join with me and to get involved in this year’s ‘The Big Hour Cake Sale’, which is taking place between 21-27 October.
Rainbow Trust is appealing to everyone to use the extra hour we all gain when the clocks go back in October to get baking and to then sell their delicious cakes, biscuits and goodies to raise much needed funds, which will enable them to continue their support of these very special families.
Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Simply visit thebighour.org.uk and register to receive your very own fundraising pack. The pack includes posters, invites, bunting, balloons and easy recipes. Once you’re registered, it’s simply a case of spreading the word to let people know when and where you will be selling your cakes.
Rainbow Trust hopes ‘The Big Hour Cake Sale’ will raise £50,000 this year, but it’s not all about big sums; £20 raised helps support a shattered mum who has been up all night with her sick child and £50 means support can be offered to help a family cope with the logistical and emotional pressures involved when attending hospital appointments.
So please join me, and I hope thousands of others across the country, and support ‘The Big Hour Cake Sale’.
Thank you to all your readers and happy baking!