Cake collaboration goes global for CLIC Sargent

Kind hearted Bobbie-Anne Wright and her team of cake baking friends from all over the world used their skills to support children and young people with cancer.

Cake collaboration goes global for CLIC Sargent

At five years of age, Bobbie-Anne’s daughter Yasmine was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and sadly died five months later.

Throughout her illness, Yasmine and Bobbie-Anne were supported by CLIC Sargent, which at the time was a newly formed charity.

2015 sees CLIC Sargent celebrating its 10th Birthday as a charity, but also marks what would have been Yasmine’s 15th birthday.

To celebrate this, Bobbie-Anne decided she would like to fundraise for CLIC Sargent and organised a worldwide cake collaborationinvolving 32 of her friends from as far away as Australia!

The idea was that everyone involved would bake and share photos of their pink cakes - Yasmine’s favourite colour - and  raise funds in the form of silent auctions and decoration tutorials. The launch date was 2 March 2015, Yasmine’s birthday.

Since the launch, Bobbie-Anne and her friends have raised over £1,100 for CLIC Sargent.

Bobbie-Anne said: “CLIC Sargent is very close to my heart. Yasmine's cancer was a brain tumour but she made many friends during her illness, all suffering different forms of cancer.

"It seems fitting that we raise funds for other children facing cancer.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Andy Fuller said: “When I was first made aware of Bobbie-Anne’s idea, I thought it was fantastic.

"What followed was nothing short of amazing. I personally want to thank Bobbie-Anne for her hard work and commitment to helping support children and young people with cancer.”

Show your support 

To see just a small selection of the cakes baked as part of the cake collaboration watch a slideshow on YouTube or visit the Pretty Pink for Yasmine Facebook page. 

To show your support and donate, visit the Pretty Pink for Yasmine Cake Collaboration official JustGiving page.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own challenge or event to help support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Andrew Fuller on 01509 673 508 or email: andrew.fuller@clicsargent.org.uk.

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