Through an exciting new partnership with British Baker, during this year's National Cupcake Week participating outlets will be helping to raise money as part of a week of fundraising for CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people. There are two simple ways you can get involved during the week:
- Bake and make a difference to children with cancer by selling cupcakes in aid of CLIC Sargent: Make a percentage donation from sales of a dedicated cupcake during National Cupcake Week
- Cupcake pin badges: Stock 100 of our scrummy cupcake pin badges for a suggested donation of £1 each and help raise vital funds for children with cancer
By taking part, not only can you increase your cupcake sales and raise money for a good cause, but you could also get an upturn in sales of other lines due to the fantastic eye-catching displays in store.
We want to see a nation where every family affected by childhood cancer across the UK gets the emotional, practical and financial support they need, when they need it. You can help CLIC Sargent achieve this by supporting National Cupcake Week this September.
Some of the Bakers who raised money for CLIC Sargent last year
Gee's Cakes ‘N' More
Glasmie Mason, owner, said: "I was made aware of CLIC Sargent when a member of the fundraising team contacted me, having come across my business details, Gee's Cakes ‘N' More, on the National Cupcake Week website - www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk - and asked if I would be interested in helping with their fundraising during National Cupcake Week 2011. I have never done any fundraising before and I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause.
"As my business is fairly new and home-based, I had to be a bit creative and organised the cupcake badge sales at my previous employment, where I collected £56 from sales of the badges. While I was collecting donations for the cupcake badges, a member of staff told me that CLIC Sargent had provided the necessary support to her family while her child was diagnosed with cancer. She was extremely grateful for the high level of care her family had received, not only while her child was diagnosed with cancer but the aftercare support, including respite, holidays, counselling etc. I had the opportunity to organise a cupcake and muffin sale at my local community centre and raised an additional £17 from the sales of the cupcake badges and, from cupcake sales donations, a total of £73."
Ali's Boutique Cupcake
Owner Alice Gardener said her business sold the cupcake badges on its market stall to other traders and to customers, and they were very popular with mums and children. "We also sold them in an office in Leeds to increase funds raised - everyone thought the campaign was a great idea," said Gardener. "Ali's Boutique Cupcake loved linking with such a great charity and the cute little badges sold really well, raising over £70 for the cause - we will certainly be supporting it again next year," she added.
For more information about CLIC Sargent's work or to find out more about how to get involved, please contact:-
or call 0300 330 0803.