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Take a Cake Break and raise money for the MS Society

7th Jul 2017

Cake Break is a fun and easy way to bring people together to raise vital funds and help the MS Society provide better treatments, services and information to everyone with MS. So whether you’re a star baker, an expert faker, or somewhere in between, you can take a Cake Break your way. Why not bake homemade goodies from the recipes on the MS Society website, or pop to the supermarket for ready-made treats to share? This year, Jane Marsh will be hosting her fifth Cake Break for us. Here are her secrets for a successful, stress-free day.
  1. Plan ahead
I’m very lucky, as I’m retired I’ve got time to make most of my cakes. I make cakes I can freeze so I don’t have to do everything the day before. A great favourite is lemon drizzle cake – it’s good because you can also make it gluten free. It freezes well too!
  1. Don’t be afraid to fake it!
If this is your first Cake Break, don’t be daunted! If you don’t have time to bake cakes, just buy some. You can produce a cake from a wrapper that’s every bit as good as a homemade one. People will still enjoy coming. It’s the social aspect of it and feeling they are doing some good. 
  1. Variety is key
Always try to have some savoury options, not everyone likes sweet things. And a gluten free option too.
  1. Go al fresco
Weather permitting, I like to hold my Cake Break in the garden because people stay longer if they can sit in the sunshine. I was lucky in 2016 because my Cake Break Saturday was a glorious day! We had tea, coffee, cake, cold drinks, books and a raffle. We had about 40 people and raised over £400, which was great!
  1. Make it a team effort
I’ve got a good team of friends who always help. It’s important to get other people involved because it makes it a lot easier on the day. I like to meet and greet people and my friends are on the tea stall ready to catch them when they pass by to give them tea and cakes. Over 100,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable, and different for everyone. It’s often painful, exhausting and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS. Register for a delicious Cake Break pack today and help stop MS. Online: www.mssociety.org.uk/cake Phone: 0300 500 8084 Email: [email protected]
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