We are thrilled to be supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day for the third year running on 14 June.
And we’re in good company, as Ruth Langsford is also supporting the cause – for a very personal reason.
The This Morning star is baking in memory of her dad, who died in 2012 from complications of dementia.
Ruth said: “My father, Dennis, had Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Society is there to support people with dementia and their carers from day one.”
She added: “Cupcake Day is a chance for novice bakers to give cupcake making a try, and experienced bakers to flex their skills. So why not sign up!”
The aim of Cupcake Day is to raise vital funds to support everyone affected by dementia, as well as research into finding a cure – and all through the small but mighty cupcake.
Currently 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, a number that is increasing year by year – dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer.
Last year Cupcake Day raised an astonishing £1 million – and this year we’re aiming to raise even more. So dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and unite against dementia by signing up for Cupcake Day.
Who else is getting involved in Cupcake Day?
Ruth isn’t the only star lending her support to the event. Gavin and Stacey comedian Ruth Jones feels it’s a great way to get the family together.
“I’ve supported Alzheimer’s Society for years as my mother-in-law, Margaret, had dementia,” she said.
“Cupcake Day is a great way of getting friends and family together. My sister, Maria, is a brilliant baker, unlike me. So I’ll pop to the shops and buy some – it’s allowed! Promise!”
Donna Air is getting involved to remember her Grandpa Joe. “I am delighted to support Cupcake Day. My amazing Grandpa Joe was one of the 850,000 people living with the condition in the UK.
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I’m proud to be involved because I want to do all I can to raise money and help defeat dementia for everyone affected.”
How to take part in Cupcake Day
Sign up now at cupcakeday.org.uk and receive your free fundraising kit.
You can host a Cupcake Day event anywhere, from your office to your local school. And you don’t even need to bake to take part – it’s absolutely fine to buy cakes too.
Most importantly, encourage everyone to donate as much as possible!