Published on: Friday 13 May 2016 at 10:30
Calling all bakers and cake lovers! Have a brew for St Clare.
Today, St Clare has launched an exciting new community fundraising campaign – the Big Brew! We are inviting all our supporters from across West Essex and East Herts to raise a cup of tea with friends, to raise money for St Clare.
St Clare Community Fundraiser, Dani Dea’th, who is helping to launch the Big Brew campaign, said: “Sharing a cup of tea and cake with friends is something we all like to do – it brings friends, neighbours and communities together for some quality time. What better way to make those cake calories count than by turning your usual meet-ups into a Big Brew for St Clare!”
“All the care St Clare provides is completely free of charge for the families who need us. We are there to support people and their loved ones through one of life’s hardest journeys. With limited NHS funding we are tasked with raising more than £2.4million every year to keep our services running. For some people the idea of organising a huge community event, or running a marathon, or doing a skydive, is just too daunting. But they want to know how they can help St Clare in other ways. For these people, the Big Brew offers the perfect fundraising opportunity.”
“The beauty of the Big Brew is that your event can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Whether you raise £20 or £200, every penny counts. Taking turns with your friends to host a Big Brew at different people’s houses each month is a great way to socialise for a good cause while eating cake!”
St Clare Community Fundraiser for the Uttlesford area, Sue Fishpool, is encouraging supporter groups from across the area to host a Big Brew for St Clare as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
Sue said: “This summer offers the perfect opportunity to raise a cup of tea to our Queen whilst raising funds for St Clare! Whether you are organising a street party for all your neighbours, or thinking of a smaller afternoon tea affair with your close friends – why not consider raising money for your local hospice while you celebrate? It will certainly help you to feel guilt-free about eating goodies when you know every penny raised will help your local hospice care for those in need.”
“We have created a pack of helpful Big Brew resources to make arranging your event even easier. The online pack contains extra fundraising ideas, a poster template and even a Clare Bear colouring-in template for kids! We have also put together a whole host of cake recipe cards which include the home-made recipes of some of St Clare’s most talented staff and volunteer bakers!”
The entire Big Brew resource pack, which includes all the fundraising and promotional materials you need to organise your own cake-based St Clare event, is available to download for free here.