This time volunteers helped with willow cutting and planting native trees, so we donated some cake!
We already supply cakes to the Fairburn Ings visitor centre shop, so when they contacted us about donating cakes for their family volunteering events we were more than happy to help out. This event was all about litter picking and making a bug village!
We donated a few cakes for the Bo Carter Boutique‘s 2nd Birthday!
Bo Carter is a Ethical Fashion Designer and her shop is upstairs in the Central Arcade in Leeds which she shares with many other designers.
Bo has a strong stance against animal cruelty and doesn’t have leather, fur, silk or garments made using child labour in her collections.
Her shop is definitely worth a look.
We contacted the volunteer team Leftovers who collaborate with St George’s Crypt as we had some cake left over from a festival.
Leftovers finds entrepreneurial opportunity in food waste, empowering those in need through its work.
Their mission is to reduce, reuse & recycle food waste through creative, entrepreneurial activities.
Challenge established perceptions of food waste & how the system currently uses it both commercially & in the home.
Empower refugees & homeless people through active, engaged workshops & practical activities.
The ‘Pay-As-You-Feel‘ cafe is the first in the UK, using only donated waste food produce and allowing customers the option to donate what they feel for the service.
We had some left over cake from festival so donated these to The Real Junk Food Project for the Pay as You Feel Cafe.
The Real Junk Food Project has launched the UK’s first ‘Pay as You Feel’ Cafe at The Hub in Armley, Town Street, Leeds.
They intercept waste food produce to create healthy meals for access to all.
They also have a ‘swap-shop’ facility, allowing the public the option to donate waste food produce to be intercepted by those whom wish to use it for themselves, their families or their friends.
They also promote ‘suspended coffee’ and have free wi-fi!
We were right excited to hear about a vegan festival being held in Leeds! So we snapped up a stall straight away! We were amongst 110 stalls, talks and workshops! It was held at the Queens Hotel and was a jam packed day! All our goodies were snapped up, was great to meet so many of our cake eating fans!
The event was also to raise money for the animal charity – IAPWA (Internation Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals.) We sponsored the event to support a local vegan event happening in our hometown and to also help this volunteer led cause.
West Yorkshire Theatre Network is a not for profit organisation made solely of volunteers; that aims to serve creatives in the region by connecting people through workshops, socials, networking opportunities and promotion of local artists.
Each month they hold a social for their members – which includes a raffle!
We donated a Columbian Coffee Tiffin as one of their prizes.
Personal Support Unit is a volunteer led organisation which offers support, guidance and advice for anyone representing themselves in the civil and family courts.
It was their first birthday and they asked us to provide some cupcakes for their fundraiser party. We donated a bundle of the little buns too for raffle prizes!
Iron Cupcake Leeds run a cupcake competition on the second Saturday of the month at the Adelphi Pub.
You can buy tickets to bake, to taste or both!
Prizes are awarded for Taste, Appearance, Theme and Best in Show.
We donated a Triple Chocolate Cake decorated with Praline Truffles! Lucky them ey?!
As part of the Global Service Jam, Leeds held a jam at the University.
48hrs for people from one community to collaborate and to try out different service design approaches.
Well cake needs to be had to get those brain juices flowing! So we donated a number of cakes for this weekend event.
We were invited to hold a stall at this event, however we had other things already booked into our diary. So we donated several cakes for them to raise money for the charities they support.
We donated several cakes that helped to raise £200 for aid in helping the people affected in the Philippines by the Typhoon.
Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) held a benefit gig at Leeds Metropolitan University’s Students Union on 20th June 2013, we donated a 6 layer Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake for the events raffle to help raise money and awareness for the charity.
We couldn’t resist doing another stall as part of WWVBS. Held again at Leeds University’s Green Action Food Co-op, we raised £116.00 for Leeds Donkey Sanctuary. Thanks to everyone who came and showed their support!
We held a stall in aid of Macmillian Cancer Trust, we had a variety of our delectable goodies on offer!
This year we were asked to make an Easter themed cake for a raffle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Trust. We made a cinnamon spiced chocolate sponge cake decorated with fondants and covered in lots and lots of chocolate! The cake helped to raise £154!
We were invited to have a stall at the International Women’s Day Charity Alldayer on 17th March 2013. The day was filled with live music, zines, a raffle, art talks, cups of tea and cake!
All the cake and tiffin we sold was on a donation basis and we raised £61.63 for SARSVL (Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds) and Women’s Aid Leeds.
A great day organised by the lovely Morag Fallows.
For the World Wide Vegan Bakesale we sold our wares at Leeds University’s Green Action Food Co-op. We raised £236.07, and donated it to the Yorkshire Animal Shelter in Leeds, where we both used to volunteer. The money raised will help to pay for vets bills, food, and general care for the animals.