Oxfam Calls For Cake Makers in Knutsford as part of National Campaign | Knutsford Times

Oxfam Calls For Cake Makers in Knutsford as part of National Campaign

By on January 29, 2013

IMG_4233Knutsford cake-makers are invited to get together with Oxfam for women around the world.

Local bakers are invited to show off their creations at Canvas Lounge as part of Oxfam’s fundraising campaign. The baking competition,  which takes place on Sunday 10th February between 12 noon and 3pm,  will see Knutsford best bakers go head-to-head.

The event is to promote Oxfam Get Together, a national fundraising campaign which raises life saving funds for Oxfam’s work with women around the world who are experiencing poverty, discrimination and domestic violence. Oxfam helps women reclaim their rights and make their voices heard; from helping girls access schools in Burkina Faso to supporting women farmers in Ethiopia to become entrepreneurs and provide for their families.

Sophie Johnson, Oxfam community fundraiser in the North West, says: “We want as many as possible to turn up with their fabulous cakes at the popular King Street bar. We want people to go wild with their cakes! People will have a chance to meet other bakers, exchange tips and recipes and  also find out how they can get involved in Get Together. And of course they will have the chance to win some amazing raffle prizes!”

Competition prizes include a free face treatment from Dermatologica in Roberta Beauty Redefined in Knutsford, coffees from Orange Cafe and many more.

Sophie said: “An Oxfam Get Together can be absolutely anything; from cocktails or a movie night at home, to a cake baking day with colleagues or even a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  We want to encourage as many as possible in Knutsford and organise their own fun Get Together – all they need to do is do what they love doing and get involved to improve women’s lives around the world. It is great to see that Canvas Lounge and so many businesses in Knutsford are already supporting this campaign”.

She concludes: “Women account for over two thirds of all people living in poverty. Empowering and equipping a woman with the resources to work her way out poverty transforms entire communities down the generations. And this is what Oxfam does. In 2012, women coming together on International Women’s Day raised over £150,000 for Oxfam’s work and this year, we want to do even more”.

For more information contact Sophie Johnson on 0161 234 2923 or on sjohnson@oxfam.org.uk

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