Bakers rally round to support children’s charity

Bakers are rallying round to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Bakers are rallying round to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Bakers from across Scotland are coming together to tempt people into their high street bakeries to support Craft Bakers’ Week which runs until Friday.

This nationwide campaign aims to encourage support from local communities and highlight the quality and variety of produce made by these skilled craftsmen and women every day. A range of fabulous bread, cakes and pies will be available for people to try and buy, with promotions and events taking place during the week.

While showcasing all that is great about local high street bakers, Craft Bakers’ Week 2014 is partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Scottish bakers will be fundraising for Make-A-Wish during the week by holding a host of activities as well as by baking special ‘Make-A-Wish’ buns, cookies and cakes from which 10p from the sale of each item will go directly to Make-A-Wish.

Alan Clarke, chief executive from Scottish Bakers said: “Scottish Bakers are delighted to be helping our members work closely with the Scottish Make-A-Wish team during Craft Bakers’ Week this year. Make-A-Wish makes a real difference to the lives of Scottish children fighting life-threatening conditions and we’re confident that Scottish customers will get behind this great cause by visiting their local baker and supporting this fantastic charity.”

Carolyn Thornton, volunteer and community fund-raiser at Make-A-Wish, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Craft Bakers’ Wish and encourage everyone to get down to their local bakery and purchase products topped with a special Make-A-Wish sugar disc. In doing so, you will be helping raise vital funds to help grant magical wishes to deserving children and young people across Scotland and every donation really makes a difference.”

Craft Bakers’ Week is organised on behalf of hundreds of craft bakers across the UK.

Visit www.craftbakersweek.co.uk for more information about Craft Bakers’ Week, including how to find a participating baker.