Leading charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer is once more calling on bakers across the UK to bake cakes and help save lives for this year’s super-sweet Breakthrough Bake Off.
Now in its second year, the Bake Off is back and bigger than ever, challenging those with flour power to help fund Breakthrough’s life-saving research. With every hour that passes, another woman in the UK loses her life to breast cancer – so the need for Breakthrough’s work has never been greater.
Taking part couldn’t be easier; whether you’re a master-baker or a practicing pâtissier, all you need to do is gather friends, family and colleagues to share some home-baked goodies and raise some cash. For the more competitive cooks, why not make the baking bonanza a prize challenge and invite someone to judge the creations?
Whether it’s a bake sale in the boardroom, competition in the kitchen or scrumptious snacks at school, the most important thing is that everyone takes part and raises some money.
This year’s Bake Off day is 17th October, but you can hold a Breakthrough Bake Off anytime, anywhere, during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It begins with 4oz of flour… and a whole lot of fun!
Georgia Bridgwood, Head Baker for the Breakthrough Bake Off, says: “We hope everybody is ready and raring to go for this year’s Breakthrough Bake Off. The delicious campaign first launched last year and was a huge success so we’re hoping even more people will take part this year.
“It’s heart-breaking that 1,000 UK women die from breast cancer each month – this is why Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work is so vital. If we don’t act now, today, more and more families will face a future without the women they love, so please – for the women you love, sign up today and help us beat breast cancer for good.”
Breast cancer is not a done deal; it’s a disease that affects more and more women every year. Breakthrough was the first charity of its kind to set up a dedicated breast cancer research centre when no others existed, and now, funding more than 270 world-class scientists, Breakthrough is dedicated to saving lives through improving early diagnosis, developing new treatments and preventing all types of breast cancer.
Fran Haworth, Breakthrough Breast Cancer supporter, says: “Three years ago I sat with the nurse and cried my heart out having just found out I had breast cancer, I was at rock bottom. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what three years clear of this horrible disease would feel like, and now here I am, well past that landmark.
“I am a carrier of the BRCA2 gene fault, which increases my breast cancer risk. Regardless of how daunting it felt to find this out, nothing reassures me more than knowing that world-class research is happening right this second to make it stop. Breakthrough Breast Cancer funds the best scientists out there, who work tirelessly to beat this disease – but they can’t carry on doing that without you, so please sign up the Breakthrough Bake Off today, and let’s beat this once and for all.”
The most important ingredient is you! Sign up today to receive your very own Breakthrough Bake Off fundraising kit – it’s jam-packed with tips, tools and tasty recipes.
Visit breakthrough.org.uk/bakeoff or call Breakthrough’s Bake Off team on 08080 100 200 today.