MS Community Cake Bake 2014!

Saturday 17 May, 10 am to 2 pm
Horfield Baptist Church, 279 Gloucester Rd,
BS7 8NY (disabled access on Brynland Avenue)

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Yes, it is that time of year again, when I ask the community to come together, enjoy a delicious piece of cake, some live music and buy a raffle ticket to raise funds for the Bristol MS Society.

This event, for the whole family, is now in its fourth year. As many of you already know, my dad suffered with MS for over forty years before sadly passing away two years ago this May. The Community Cake Break is the perfect way to celebrate Dad’s life, love of chat and eating cake!

Cakes sale: There will be a huge range of home-made delicious treats available for you to enjoy on the day or to take home with you. Drinks will be available thanks to the Fresh Ground Cafe – we are grateful for their kind support of the event once again this year. Local people have already been in touch to say they will kindly provide a cake. Gloucester Road businesses Joe’s Bakery and Boston Tea Party have also said they will donate some baked treats. A huge thank you to you all. 

Live Music: I am delighted to report that the fantastic ‘Learner Brass Band’ will once again be in attendance as well as the fabulous ‘Ashley Down Community Choir’, so you can look forward to some wonderful music on the day.

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Cake Making Competition: For the first time, this year I thought it would be fun if we extended the baking theme to encourage local people to share their baking talents. The emphasis will be on having fun and taking part. There will be prizes for the top kids and adults cakes.

You can enter any type of cake and we would love you to decorate your bake based on a local theme. The decoration could be inspired by some of the Gloucester Road shops or cafes, local parks, wildlife, people, schools or art trails. Please have fun and take part.

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I am delighted to report that local cake maker extraordinaire, Anne Gliddon, of Pretty Amazing Cakes, will be judging your bakes. Please bring your entries before 11 am on the day. We are all very excited about this event and seeing the creative entries; I do hope lots of you will join in.

Story-telling sessions: New for this year, is a story reading by local author Tim Malnick, which is sure to delight local children. His book, The Crystal Mirror, has beautiful accompanying illustrations by Katie Green.

Grand raffle! As always, there will be the fantastic raffle. This year I have already received donations for hair treatments by Fizz, Jewellery from Catherine Amesbury, a meal at the Royal Oak, free sessions with Yoga West, as well as prizes from Oddsox. Last year the Bristol Building Company provided a bottle of Champagne and they have promised to donate a prize again. There will be lots more on the day – an event too good to miss!

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Craft activities for children: As always, there will be a craft table where children can decorate masks and make their own badges.

Cake decorating: Freshly baked cupcakes and ginger bread people will be available to decorate as you wish.

Face painting: Funtastique face painting and body art will be there on the day to get creative and decorate our faces! If you would like to book Funtastique face painting for your event you can contact Angelina on 07576 607144 or find them on Facebook.

Book Sale: There will be a stall filled with a large selection of pre-loved books, plenty of bargains on offer!

Please come along and join in the fun! This celebratory day means nothing without you wonderful people coming along to share in the fun! I look forward to seeing lots of you there!

If you would like further information, please get in touch with me, Kerry. Call me on 07881 924 059 or e-mail kerry@bishopstonmatters.co.uk

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