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Guest Post: Vicki du Plessis – Big Bandana Bake

This month marks Brain Tumour Awareness month in the UK and to bring much needed funds and awareness to their campaign, The Brain Tumour Charity has launched its first ever Big Bandana Bake to help raise funds for vital research. In honour of this vital campaign, I reached out to my #’sugarsister Vicki du Plessis of Tiki’s Bakehouse to find out more…

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

They are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour and to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence. They fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life. They fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us all closer to a cure. They raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.

© The Brain Tumour Charity

This March, The Brain Tumour Charity kicked off Brain Tumour Awareness Month by baking a difference for everyone affected by brain tumours – with their first ever Big Bandana Bake officially scheduled for yesterday, the 2nd March. Unfortunately, the snowy weather threw a bit of a spanner in the works, causing some bake sales to be postponed a little (although some brave heroes powered on regardless!). But don’t worry if you need to reschedule your Big Bandana Bake until the snow has cleared, the whole of March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and I know the charity would love your support on any day!

If there isn’t already a Big Bandana Bake near you, there is still time to sign up for a fundraising pack and you can hold your event whenever you like in March – people love cake on any day after all! Your fundraising pack contains tons of fabulous resources to help you hold your own event, including everything from handy guides and recipes, to cake flags and bunting. You can also visit the charity’s online shop if you want to buy one of their exclusive bandanas, so you can get messy in the kitchen!

Next year I am hoping to put a project together to get as many bakers and cakers as possible to do something for the next Big Bandana Bake. If any of you amazing cake folk out there would be interested in joining me, and it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, everyone is welcome. Please drop me a message via my Facebook page and we will get planning!

Thanks Vicki!

If you would like to know more about The Brain Tumour Charity you can read about them here.

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