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Suffolk Mind launch new ‘Bake Off’ style fundraising event on World Mental Health Day

Suffolk Mind, has launched a new and exciting ‘Bake Off’ style fundraising event on World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018).

Inspired by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, we want to encourage people to stretch themselves and take on a new baking challenge, perhaps trying something a little more adventurous than normal, or something they haven’t baked before.

To get involved you just need a group of people – they can be experienced bakers, first time cake makers or enthusiastic tasters – to bake delicious treats. You then each download a score sheet which people can donate £1 (or however much they like) towards and then the bakes can be rated on taste, looks and creativity.

You can do it any time or day throughout the year – it doesn’t just need to be held on World Mental Health Day. We’re hoping events will raise awareness of the help available at Suffolk Mind, raise money to support our services and encourage people to think about their own wellbeing, over a slice of cake.

Marketing Co-ordinator, Ellie Dunn said: “We really want to get workplaces, schools families or friends involved in raising awareness of mental health, whilst having a little bit of fun along the way”.

“Being part of the Suffolk Mind Bake Off is good for mental wellbeing; helping people to meet their emotional needs. It offers you a sense of achievement, meaning and purpose as well as helping you to feel part of a community”.

One in four people will experience a mental health problem each year and Suffolk Mind works across the mental health continuum, offering help and support to everyone.

Ellie Dunn continued: “At Suffolk Mind our mission is to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health, and without people fundraising for us, we won’t be able to achieve this.

“Money raised goes towards improving our services so more people across Suffolk and beyond can get the help and support they need.”

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 10th October 2018

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