The local business community have come together to launch a brand new campaign The Great Christmas Cake-Off Competition, to help raise much needed funds to help people who are Homeless this Christmas.
Organisers Izzy Grey and Adam Dandy are hoping The Great Christmas Cake-Off will become an annual event, and has been created to support Share Shop Chester’s highly successful buy-a-brick campaign, where members of the public and local businesses can buy a brick for £1 which goes towards the purchase and running costs of a house to provide a stepping stone to get people off the streets of Chester.
So far with amazing public support, Share has raised £100,000 towards this project, meaning that a house will be bought very soon, but the overriding purpose of the house is to provide a stepping stone off the streets, help to get off addictions, in to work and move in to a place to call home, and so on… so we need your help to make this sustainable.
Adam and Izzy are keen to encourage the city to come together to raise further funds for this much needed cause, with the hope that The Great Christmas Cake-Off will enable the Share Shop in Chester to make the house a success and get many many people off the streets each year.
The rules are as follows; Local businesses of any sector can enter their Christmas cake via the Share Shop website along with an entry fee of £50 per cake. Individuals can also enter a cake for £25, and children (age 15 and under) can enter their cake for £10. All individual cake entries can be sponsored (full details will be on the website www.ShareAid.co.uk )
100% of all money raised will go to Share.
All cakes will need to be brought to St Michaels Church, Chester (on the corner of Bridge Street and Pepper Street) on Saturday 8th December between 11am and 1pm, ready for judging by our team of local celebrities (to be announced very soon).
From 2.30pm on the same day when judging has concluded and the winners announced, we will be selling the cakes off to the public for up to £15 each or £1 per slice – along with some good old fashioned Christmas entertainment and a whole load of Christmas cheer!