Sian Welby predicts a baking hot summer for Give & Bake

1 June 2017

Sian Welby holding a cake Radio personality, weather presenter and charity volunteer Sian Welby is urging people to get baking this July to help provide life changing care and support for disabled people.

Give & Bake, which launches next month (1 July) is about everyone flexing their baking skills to give their friends, family or work colleagues their beautiful, wacky or classic cake creations in exchange for a donation to charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

All done for the love of cake, Give & Bake will give a slice of goodwill back to disabled people, by funding a range of care services, including innovative therapies to help those involved in an accident regain movement and benefit from physiotherapy in Leonard Cheshire Disability services.

Sian volunteers at the charity’s Randall Close day centre service in Wandsworth and is asking people to get their baking hats on for this great cause.

She said:

‘You don’t need to worry about your bakes being judged for having a soggy bottom, just have fun with your friends and family, and raise loads of dough for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

‘I’m delighted to support Give & Bake, and help make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people.’

Sian also produced a Give & Bake weather forecast.

Fellow Give & Bake supporter, actor, author and entrepreneur Jane Asher is among famous foodies to have provided great cake recipes.

Serena Watson, service manager at Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Kenmore care home in Yorkshire said:

‘Fundraising is enjoyable but not always easy! However, we find the local community really gets behind Give & Bake- everyone loves cake!

‘The money raised enables residents to enjoy accessing activities or therapies they would not be able to otherwise.

‘At our service, we’re using it to fundraise for a table top garden which is wheelchair accessible for gardening enthusiasts.

‘Across Leonard Cheshire services, Give & Bake will help provide a range of vital services for disabled people, whether it’s activities that boost daily quality of life, or therapies to help people learn to walk again after an accident.’

One in six people are disabled in the UK, and disability can affect anyone at any time in their lives. When it does, Leonard Cheshire Disability is there to help and support people to live the lives they choose.

Register for Give & Bake today or call 020 3242 0365.

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