Cakes for kids plan

Kate Thorpe, co-ordinator of Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield
Kate Thorpe, co-ordinator of Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield
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The race is on to give some of Sheffield’s most disadvantaged children their best birthdays ever - by matching them with the city’s best bakers.

A new charity, Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield, is coming to town and looking to team up with family support groups.

The plan is to match families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child with enthusiastic local amateur bakers, who will then provide a free homemade cake in the child’s favourite theme.

Already working successfully in over 50 towns and cities across the UK, the new Sheffield group has already recruited a number of volunteer bakers and is raring to go.

Co-ordinator, Kate Thorpe, said: “We know that many families do not have the resources to bake or buy a cake for birthdays.

“It may also be that families are living in temporary accommodation, or have health issues which mean that providing a birthday cake for their child’s special day is not possible.”

She added: “We want to make a difference, one cake at a time. We want community organisations like children’s centres, schools, charities, food banks and family support workers to refer families to us, so we can make sure all children in the city have a birthday to remember.”