Stars from across British television and radio including Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Tess Daly, Matt Baker and Alex Jones have joined forces to galvanise the nation to become baking heroes for BBC Children in Need by baking one of the nation’s favourite cakes.
BBC Children in Need’s six celebrity friends are each championing one of the nation’s favourite cakes, and are asking the public to be a baking hero by getting behind their team and holding a bake sale with their chosen cake to support the 2014 Appeal.
Backing #TeamLemonDrizzle is BBC Children in Need’s Lifetime President, Sir Terry Wogan, who said of his team: “My own wife’s lemon drizzle cake is a thing of beauty, so, I am asking you, the Great British public, to get behind me and bake, bake, bake, to make a lemon drizzle to remember, for BBC Children in Need this year! Think of all the money we can raise together for disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK.”
A Baker by name, Matt Baker is fronting #TeamFruitCake, he is calling on his baking friends to join his team and bake a delicious fruit cake: “Come on Britain, I want you to join Team Fruit cake! What could be easier to raise lots of money for BBC Children in Need?”
Baking enthusiast Fearne Cotton is calling on the Nation to join #TeamCarrotCake, Fearne said of her team: “Come on everyone, I want you to join me in baking a delicious carrot cake for BBC Children in Need this year! It’ll be fun to throw on an apron and get a bit messy whilst becoming a baking hero for Pudsey, every penny your carrot cake raises goes straight to projects supporting children and young people right here in the UK.”
Swapping her Strictly ball gown for an apron, Tess Daly is captaining #TeamVictoriaSponge, Tess called on bakers across the UK saying: “As a nation we all love a slice of Victoria Sponge Cake, so I am asking you to join Team Victoria Sponge and become a baking hero whilst raising money for BBC Children in Need. Victoria Sponge has it all – it’s light, it’s jammy and it’s perfect with a cup of tea. So come on everyone, be a hero and bake for BBC Children in Need this year!”
Typically calling on the public whilst they are enjoying their breakfast, Nick Grimshaw is asking the public to pop down their cereal and join his team, #TeamChocolateCake: “Come on Britain; be a hero and get baking for BBC Children in Need this year. I promise you your chocolate cake will be a hit at any bake sale!”
Baking hero Alex Jones is taking the helm of #TeamBattenberg and is asking for people up and down the UK to bake a classic Battenberg, for BBC Children in Need this year, she said of her team: “Baking for BBC Children in Need could not be simpler, pick one of the nation’s favourite cakes and put on a bake sale! I want you all to join Team Battenberg, but whatever team you decide to join will go on to help make a difference, so thank you.”
David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need says: “There are thousands of children and young people right here in the UK who urgently need our help and we can only be there for them thanks to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters. This year we hope that everyone will have fun and raise money that really will change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people by baking or doing lots of other amazing things!”
The official fundraising pack is available for download now from bbc.co.uk/Pudsey and is jam packed with baking ideas to help the public with their fundraising efforts, plus lots of exclusive content from the team leaders. To date the Great British public has raised over £740 million for children and young people across the UK and the Charity is calling on people to once again pull out the stops and start baking to help raise money to change young lives!
BBC Children in Need is back, and wants Britain to get baking one of the Nation’s favourite cakes, for more details visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey