It’s amazing the difference a cake can make to the lives of children trapped in the circle of poverty. One cake raffled, sold, or auctioned for us each Christmas … along with other ingenious ways of using a cake to trigger donations … means that we will be able to afford to send one child from our refuge to the local State school for a year, paying for uniforms, school materials, books and much more; or that four more of our older students after leaving school can attend further education or vocational courses for a month. And in 2018 we had 18 of these cakes being raffled around the UK at Christmas 2018, including in Edinburgh, Manchester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Hatfield, London [Ealing, Hammersmith and Walthamstow], Faversham, Littlehampton, Singleton near Chichester, and several in the Guildford area.
Thanks to all those who have made this possible by donating the ingredients, or their baking or cake decoration skills, and /or transport facilities. And of course to those in private homes, at events, churches, pubs and companies who are hosting these campaigns.
These are some of our 2018 cakes!