If you are passionate about joining in on the fight against dementia, you may want to take part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day, taking place today (14th June).
Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia charity – are today marking their annual Cupcake Day, a day where everyone across the nation will unite in the fight against dementia.
And it’s something that everyone can get involved in, to help raise vital funds for dementia research.
So why not host your own Cupcake Day, at work or at home? Invite your friends and family to get baking, and get together to raise money for dementia research – one of the biggest killers of our time.
You’ll receive posters to help spread the word about your Cupcake Day, cake toppers and decorations, tasty recipes to inspire your own bakes, and the all-important donation box for the cash you raise.
Cupcake Day is today (14th June), but you can host your bake any time you like, to help raise as much money as possible to help beat dementia – for good.
Celebrities from across the UK will also be supporting the important event today – including the likes of Ruth Langsford, who is personally passionate about the issue, having lost her own father to the disease in 2011.
Last week, the Alzheimer’s Society launched some exciting Cupcake Day pop ups, ahead of the big day.
The experience began its mini tour of the UK in Newcastle on Wednesday 6 June. It carried on in Birmingham on Thursday 7 June. And lastly, the party headed to the capital, finally arriving on London’s South Bank London on Friday 8 June 2018.
People from around the country enjoyed free hand-finished, ‘beautifully crafted’ cupcakes, kindly supplied by The Cake Crew – the UK’s largest cupcake manufacturers.
Former GBBO winner Candice Brown even headed to the final London event, where she surprised fans with her appearance.
Whilst there, Candice also opened up about her own personal experience of dementia – and how much her grandfather’s diagnosis affected her family.
She confessed, “My Grandad had dementia and as a family we witnessed the pain it caused him and his loved ones. We are a very close family, so my Grandad’s dementia affected us all. I was extremely close to my Nan, so to see the distress it caused her watching her husband’s health deteriorate in front of her eyes was unbearable.
“Over the past months, Alzheimer’s Society has helped me and my family understand a lot more about dementia.”
She also encouraged the nation to get involved in Cupcake Day – although we may all not be as skilled in the kitchen as she is!
Candice said, “The great thing about Cupcake Day is that anyone can get involved – you don’t have to be an expert baker. Dust off your baking bowls and whip out your whisks – baking is a really fun way that everyone can unite against dementia and change perceptions, fund research and provide care and support.
So what will you be doing for Cupcake Day? Let us know!