On 25th March there is a half marathon in Brentwood that (literally) runs past our house. It's an annual event and we can usually be found enjoying a coffee whilst cheering on the runners.
Last year though the half marathon happened soon after the terrible tsunami that hit Japan. We decided we had an ideal opportunity to harness the money-making potential of other people who watch the marathon near our house.
With Hannah and Ethan as top salespeople we ran a homemade cake stall and raised about £175 which we sent off the the Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.
Given that it worked so well last year we thought we'd do it again this year. This year though we thought we'd raise funds for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which I think is our closest charity.
The baking has started and so has the resultant freezer filling. Clearly the freezer capacity I have dictates the amount of cake I can make ahead and make available for sale. Unless of course I enlist your help.
Would any of you bake cakes that we could sell? A cake or batch of muffins from every reader of this blog would be amazing. A casual chat at a tweetup has already generated the offer of some cakes which got me thinking that other people might be willing to pitch in.
The experience from last year taught me that sale of hot drinks would be appreciated. I can get my hands on an urn but I would love some extra hands to help sell, serve and drum up business. Could you help? Do you have access to another urn? Do you have any access to free cold drinks that we can sell. I plan to ask Sainsbury but do you know anywhere else that might be able to help?
I don't want this to be the Ann show. Basically I have a location that is brilliant for taking advantage of an event that is already being organised. I want to raise as much money as I can for a very worthy cause. I don't care who you are, if you want to help me do that, you're very welcome. Can you help?