Help raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity which supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. We all love baking so why not bake and raise money for such a worthy cause at the same time.

There are an estimated 86,625* children in England with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. This number has trebled over the last 17 years and is rising. Thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis. Their Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to these families and children.

Life doesn’t always go to plan, but we won’t let that stop us. Bake on your own and donate, get together with others and plan a traditional bake sale (if you can), or go virtual and have a bake party on screen! There are so many ways you can have fun and raise vital funds to help families with a seriously ill child when they need it, now more than ever.

When you sign up you will get…

They have everything you need to make your #GreatRainbowBake a success. Get your (oven) mits on these handy resources by signing up today:

  • Bake sale posters and social media icons
  • Invitations and e-invites
  • Cake labels
  • Bunting
  • Rainbow recipes

…and more!

They will send you a downloadable pack to get started and other goodies over the coming weeks to help make your baking and fundraising a piece of cake.

If you are able to, you can hold a traditional bake sale within your community, school or workplace. Alternatively, you can promote and sell your bakes from your doorstep, your garden or even by delivery, involving neighbours, friends, and anyone you know who might be isolating. Charge a small donation per bake, or ask people to donate to your JustGiving page.

If you’ve rather go virtual and have become a dab hand at a zoom party, simply host a virtual bake party online with friends and family from all over the country, and even beyond. Set up a JustGiving page and then go live on social media or invite participants to a video call. Ask for donations to your page and hold competitions and games. 

Or, simply bake at home for yourself or with your family and then donate what you can to show your support. Whether it’s mastering a new recipe, or perfecting one you already know, there’s nothing like pulling a home-baked cake out of the oven!

When the world seems a bit crazy it’s a great way to relax and unwind.

For all the details and links head to the Rainbow Trust Website.

Source: Rainbow Trust


National Fish and Chip Day – Friday 27th May 2022 –

The biggest day in the fish and chip calendar is back!  National Fish and Chip Day 2022 will return for the seventh year on Friday 27th May!

The event has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2015 and despite the restrictions, nearly 50 million people would have seen, heard or read about the awareness day last year.  National TV, radio and newspapers featured stories as did the regional media.  Social media was awash with fish and chip stories with our hashtag #nationalfishandchipday and we were number 1 on Twitter from 8 a.m. and stayed there all day long!

Make National Fish and Chip Day 2022 the best yet as NEODA brings together everyone involved in creating this iconic British dish; from Fish & Chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, and retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to create this family favourite. Start tweeting with the hashtag #nationalfishandchipday now!

National Fish and Chip day was set up because back in 2015, one of the finalist businesses of the National Fish & Chip Awards – namely Papa’s Fish & Chips mentioned how a National Awareness Day for fish and chips would be a great addition to the industry calendar. This idea was picked up by a member of the NEODA Board and NEODA decided it was something they could champion, so the first-ever National Fish and Chip Day began with a small programme of creative and attention-grabbing media activity, undertaken to bring the day to life in the mind of UK consumers and support the industry in driving footfall to local fish and chip businesses – including fish and chip shops, restaurants and foodservice establishments across the UK – to support sales. National Fish and Chip Day is about giving fish and chips the recognition it deserves and helping to secure its position in the eyes of both consumers and the media as the nation’s favourite dish.

Source: NEODA