Organise your own fundraising
Bake for us
Here are some tips for how to run a baking event to fundraise for Guy's and St Thomas'.
How to make your event run smoothly
1. Choose a date and venue
Decide on a date and time that suits you and choose where you want to hold it. Depending on the scale of your event you could hold it at work, home, the village hall or your children’s school.
2. Gather the troops
Whether it’s baking, buying, setting up or the clean up, many hands make light work so get your friends involved.
3. Shout about it
Now you need to get people along to your baking event. Use the posters and invites in this pack to spread the word about your cake sale. Use Facebook and Twitter to remind people of the date. Tweet us @supportgstt to share with your fellow Guy's and St Thomas' supporters.
4. Get baking
You can’t have a cake sale without some tasty treats so grab your ingredients and start baking. Recipes for brownies or flapjacks are available for free online, are easy to bake and don't take long to make!
5. Buy, sell and eat
Display your cakes in their full glory and watch them sell like hot cakes! Once you’re full to the brim and have swept up the last few crumbs, send in your donations to us using the form in this pack. Don’t forget to send us photos of your wonderful creations by email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Add an extra sprinkle of excitement
If you want to raise even more money for Guy's and St Thomas', try one of our ideas below:
- Bake off
Charge friends, family and colleagues to enter your baking competition and vote for your favourite
- Tea party
Catch up with old friends and organise a tea party. Put on a spread of homemade cakes, a pot of tea, and fundraise over a natter.
- Cake auction
Are you a baking expert? Make an extra special cake to auction off to the highest bidder.
- Ready steady decorate
Sometimes putting the icing on the cakes is the best part, so why not hold a cake decorating evening and let your guests get creative?
- Cake lottery
Mark one of your cakes with a secret gold star. Whoever picks the mystery cake wins a prize!