Give a Hand and Bake is a fun and easy way to raise vital funds to help rebuild lives after stroke. The idea is simple: across the UK, amazing fundraisers like you will don your aprons (or grab your shopping bags…we won’t tell!) and bake some delicious treats – either sweet or savoury! Then get together with your friends, family and/or community to host your bake sale - all we ask is that you follow the latest Government guidance.
Once you’ve washed up (or thrown away the packets) you just need to send the money that you raised over online, so that we can support even more stroke survivors and their loved ones.
We’re there to support stroke survivors and rebuild life after stroke, but we need your help to continue to do that. A bake sale might seem like a small step, but we value every donation, big or small.
When you sign up today you’ll receive a welcome pack with planning tips, introductions to two amazing stroke survivors, added fundraising ideas and much more.
So, sign up today and take your first step towards making a huge difference.
Complete our form here to sign up today and take your first step towards making a huge difference.
Reasons to bake
Every five minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. That is over 100,000 strokes a year. Depending on which part of the brain is affected, you may suddenly face communication and physical difficulties, or you may find that your emotions and personality are affected. The impact of a stroke can be completely life-altering.
We’re there to support stroke survivors and rebuild lives after stroke, but we need your help to continue to do that.
- Just £10 could allow a stroke survivor to attend an art therapy group, a setting in which communication and creativity are used to encourage both recovery and quality of life.
- £56 could cover the costs of setting up a new volunteer, so they are ready to support voluntary groups in their community.
- £130 could help pay for research into new stroke treatments, as we did with thrombolysis - a clot-busting drug that returns the blood supply to the brain, a treatment which has greatly helped stroke survivors who have received it.
- £217 could pay for one hour of Helpline activity, helping the families of stroke survivors support their loved ones after stroke.
- £300 could allow a befriending volunteer to work with a stroke survivor for up to a year, perhaps accompanying them on a bus journey once a week until they feel confident enough to take the same journey on their own.
- £525 could help pay for a block of communication support workshops, empowering stroke survivors to achieve the best possible level of communication, improving confidence and independence.
- £1,000 could provide start-up funds for 10 voluntary groups, helping them to start providing crucial peer support in their community
And remember, you’re not on your fundraising journey alone! Your bake sale will be part of Give a Hand and Bake across the UK - imagine what a difference hundreds of people like you will make when all your efforts come together.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives, together we’ll rebuild them.