Tess Daly wants you to raise some dough

TV presenter Tess Daly has called for all novice cooks and patisserie pros alike to support children cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by hosting a Bake it Better bake sale between 22-28 May. 

Tess is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to inspire budding bakers to create tempting treats to sell at home, in the office, at school or in their community, all to raise vital money for seriously ill children at GOSH.

Tess is the charity’s first ‘children’s champion’ alongside her husband Vernon. The couple are longstanding supporters of the charity and Bake it Better is the latest fundraising campaign Tess has added some sparkle to.

Incredible charity

Tess says: “I really enjoy spending time baking at home with my girls, and I promise that you don’t have to be an expert to whip up some tasty treats to help raise vital funds for this incredible charity. Over the last ten years I’ve had the privilege of meeting many children and families who have been cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital and have seen first-hand how your support really does help.”

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, added: “We’re absolutely delighted that Tess is supporting our Bake it Better campaign. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or just starting out, you’ll be part of a team of bakers who are joining in the fun and raising money to improve the lives of children cared for at GOSH at the same time.  

“So please grab your mixing bowls, round up your friends, family and workmates – you’re guaranteed to make a big difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.”

A sweet success

Everyone who holds a bake sale will receive a free fundraising kit from the charity, jam-packed full of bunting, cake toppers, posters, stickers and top tips to ensure every bake sale is a sweet success.

Money raised by supporters holding bake sales will help GOSH to provide world-class care for young children and their families. It could fund pioneering medical research, state-of-the-art medical equipment, support services for children and their families (which includes parent accommodation so mums and dads can stay close by) and help the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital.

Get your bake on and sign up to Bake it Better now.