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CALLING ALL MAKERS & BAKERS…
MAKE WITH ME & BAKE WITH ME INITIATIVES
AND GET CRAFTY!
& SUPPORT LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK
20 - 26 June
Get involved in learning disability charity Mencap’s brand new initiatives Make With Me & Bake With Me. This exciting and innovative step into the world of homemade crafting is designed to get EVERYONE taking part. So, roll up your sleeves, get your mates enlisted and cook up a storm at the same time as doing your bit for charity: all proceeds go to Mencap.
The new website www.makewithme.org.uk will give you year round tips to guide you on how to hand make everything from bespoke greetings cards, decorations and baked treats for the kids, to Valentines gifts for your loved ones. Whatever your age or ability Make With Me & Bake With Me will help you create something truly unique! It will also give you the chance to meet likeminded people, swap stories, recipes or even organise your own knitting club! It’s all about being creative, so drop in and check out what we’re up to. Mencap is also challenging people of all ages and abilities to do something creative to tie in with Learning Disability Week, 20 – 26 June. To find out more check out www.makewithme.org.uk.
Make With Me & Bake With Me will give you a world of ideas and inspire you to get crafty. From organising your own make or bake party, downloading free seasonal recipe and project cards from our celebrity makers and bakers, to taking part in the Make A Me appeal - there is something for everyone.
The Make A Me appeal challenges everyone to make a ‘Me’, a personalised home made or baked creation, to show their support for the 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. It’s easy to take part: get inspired, Make A Me, and upload it into the Me gallery at www.makewithme.org.uk to raise awareness, and much needed funds, for national Learning Disability Week 20 – 26 June. We need as many people as possible to hand make or bake a ‘Me’ and show their support. Visit www.makewithme.org.uk now, for ideas and free project cards.
Mencap’s director of fundraising, Ellie Gray, says; “Make With Me is a great opportunity for people to get creative, and make, recycle or revamp a new or much loved item. They can get together with friends to craft something unique while raising money to help provide support, encouragement and opportunities for people with a learning disability to live a life like any other.”
To kick off, Make With Me & Bake With Me have enlisted the help of three fantastic celebrity makers and bakers, Simon Rimmer, Jane Asher and Barley Massey. Each expert has devised a very special Make With Me downloadable ‘How To’ card, available exclusively through www.makewithme.org.uk.
Step forward Something For The Weekend’s resident Chef Simon Rimmer who has come up with his very own Cake Pop. If you haven’t heard of this before then maybe this is one for you! Move over macaroons, Cake Pops’ are the new sweet treat to sink your teeth into; and it seems that everyone is getting in on the act. Now it’s your turn…
Simon Rimmer says; “I'm delighted to be supporting Mencap's new fundraising initiative Bake With Me. Why not try out my fantastic recipe for cake pops, the latest trend in baking. Or you can throw a baking party and raise money for people with a learning disability. It's great fun so do join in and help to make a difference.”
Actress turned professional baker, Jane Asher, has put together the ultimate Gingerbread men recipe for all budding master chefs’ out there to recreate and experiment with. As the UK’s foremost-bespoke cake maker, Jane has given the classic gingerbread men a mouth-watering makeover. So what’s stopping you…it’s time to start baking!!!
Jane Asher says; “I'm so pleased to be supporting Mencap's Bake With Me initiative. If you love baking, as I do, why not throw a baking party or try my great gingerbread man recipe and raise money for people with a learning disability. It doesn't matter if you're new to baking or have bags of experience, it’s a chance to have fun and make a difference.”
Giving old items a new lease of life is Barley Massey, who brings handcrafted bunting to the mix. Barley’s passion for reworking traditional textile techniques such as weaving, knitting and sewing can now be shared by all. You are invited to cut, stitch and decorate your way to create something unique.
Barley Massey says; "I am delighted to have created a project for Mencap's new Make With Me campaign. I hope lots and lots of people enjoy coming together and making my united gingerbread people bunting and then using it to decorate a crafty party for Mencap - remember it takes all kinds of gingerbread to make the world go round."
This year’s Learning Disability Week aims to tackle disability hate crime through the Stand by Me campaign – find out more at www.mencap.org.uk/standbyme
To keep up to date with all the latest Make With Me & Bake With Me activities check out www.makewithme.org.uk.