‘Post’ bakes cupcakes

2015-09-08 06:00
The team at WP Media celebrated Casual Day on Friday with a cupcake bake-off in aid of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. A sum of R1425 was raised through the sale of the cupcakes. Here are some of the bakers (back, from left) Garth Hewitt (WP Media adver

The team at WP Media celebrated Casual Day on Friday with a cupcake bake-off in aid of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. A sum of R1425 was raised through the sale of the cupcakes. Here are some of the bakers (back, from left) Garth Hewitt (WP Media adver

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People’s Post held a cupcake charity sale on Friday last week in anticipation of this year’s Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer day, which will be held on 26 September at more than 70 shopping malls across the country.

Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer is a non-profit company that raises awareness about the early warning signs of childhood cancer and gathers funds for children fighting the disease.

Through their Cupcakes of Hope event, volunteers, sponsors and bakers share their love for baking for this great cause, making these events the “sweetest way to save a life”, says Liz van der Walt, one of the organisers. This charity has been able to assist over 300 patients and 15 other charities since its inception.

The money raised goes towards paying for medical treatment, travelling costs, school fees, birthday celebrations and normal day-to-day expenses for the children.

The organisation also conducts hospital visits and spoils the patients and staff with cupcakes. “It is amazing to see how a little cupcake can bring a huge smile to a child’s face,” says Van der Walt.

Sixteen local and regional malls will be participating this year out of a total of 70 countrywide.

Some of these malls include: Promenade Mall in Mitchell’s Plain, Kenilworth Centre in Kenilworth, Howard Centre in Pinelands, Longbeach Mall in Longbeach, as well as Tyger Valley in Bellville, CapeGate in Brackenfell, N1 City in Goodwood, Canal Walk in Milnerton, Bayside in Table View and a number of others outside Cape Town.

The organisation requests a donation of R10 per cupcake on sale.

“I remember seeing people last year taking nearly 10 minutes to choose a cupcake, because there were so many stunning cupcakes to choose from,” says Liz.V

Contact info@cupcakesofhope.org or visit www.cupcakesofhope.org. Contact Elri Mienie on 082 977 9514 for more information

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