By Emily Bowdidge
WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) wants people to get their bake on and raise money to keep its helicopter and crew flying and saving lives.
The charity’s theme for National Air Ambulance Week (19-25 September) is Bake Off for Lift Off and it is calling on individuals, groups, schools and businesses to join in the bake-related fun.
Kenresa Stratford, Fundraising Co-ordinator at WAA, said: “We’re hoping that this year’s Air Ambulance Week will be bigger and better than ever as we Bake Off for Lift Off and we’d love as many schools, communities, groups, businesses and individuals as possible to take part and get their bake on. From holding bake sales to bake offs and pudding parties, there are lots of ways to get involved.
“Air Ambulance Week is always popular in Wiltshire and we’ve chosen a baking theme this year as we’ve found that many supporters have raised money for us through bake sales and they are a brilliant and delicious way to raise money. It would be great if people all over Wiltshire did their bit by baking and raising money to enable our helicopter to keep lifting off and saving lives. If you’d like to get your bake on, please get in touch and we can send you everything you need to get started.”
The fun is not limited to baking cakes, you could bake biscuits, pastries, pies, puddings or bread.
Bake Off for Lift Off is sponsored by Haydens Bakery, based in Devizes.
Kenresa Stratford added: “We’d like to thank Haydens Bakery for sponsoring Bake Off for Lift Off. They have supported us for several years by fundraising and donating cakes for events and we are delighted they are supporting us during National Air Ambulance Week.”
John Larsen, Managing Director of Haydens Bakery, said: “Our bakery products are enjoyed by customers all over the country and being based in Devizes we like to support the local community. We have proudly supported Wiltshire Air Ambulance for many years and we’re delighted to sponsor such a complementary event where we can help with our expertise and knowledge for such a worthy cause.”
To register your interest for Bake Off for Lift Off, email firstname.lastname@example.org