Calling all Star Bakers…and soggy bottoms
The local charity hopes to engage with the nation’s love of baking, encouraging supporters rise to the occasion and hold bake sales and baking activities to help raise much-needed funds.
Anyone interested in signing up for the Great Autism Bake will receive a special free fund-raising pack full of hints, tips and recipe ideas from VIB’s (Very Important Bakers) to help them get started, The pack includes recipes from celebrities and top local venues, The Four Bells in Woodborough and French Living in the City Centre plus one donated by ourselves here at NottinghamLIVE.
The fundraising pack is available by signing up through the charity’s website and submitting an email address for it to be sent to. After this the bake sales can be held at any time up until late November. The grand total raised is to be announced in early December.
Autism is a complex, life-long disability which affects the development of communication, social and life skills. The extent of the autistic spectrum is wide-ranging, varying from profound severity in some to subtle problems of understanding in others. Autism East Midlands is a leading specialist autism charity who aim to ensure people with autism can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence as well as providing help and support to families and individuals and have been providing services for children, young people, families and adults affected by autism across Nottingham for over 45 years.
Trained and passionate staff offer a wide range of services designed to support people affected by autism and their families. Other services include a specialist day school plus play and leisure activities for children and young people with autism, outreach and supported living services, adult residential homes, training and much more as well as operating one of the very few autism-specific diagnostic and assessment centres in the country.
For further information on the charity visit: www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk
By Tanya Louise Raybould