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Why helping society is a piece of cake

A BIG slice of support is being cooked up for people with multiple sclerosis in Solihull, at this month’s Cakebreak coffee events.

A BIG slice of support is being cooked up for people with multiple sclerosis in Solihull, at this month’s Cakebreak coffee events.

From the Mayor to the next door neighbour, people are busy baking and joining in with Cakebreak, where people can have a delicious treat for £1, enabling the MS Society in Solihull to support sufferers and carers.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull, Councillor David and Mrs Sally Bell gave their backing to the Cakebreak arranged by Sunrise Senior Living, Dog Kennel Lane, Solihull, on Wednesday and also dropped in last Friday to support a Cakebreak which raised a record £600 at the home of organiser Peter Graham’s neighbours.

Coun Bell said: “We always like to come along to Multiple Sclerosis Solihull events – they are such great occasions.”

More than £3,000 was raised at a record Cakebreak for the Solihull branch last year, helping it to arrange more respite care, and home and vehicle adaptation grants, which have increased by more than half due to strong local support.

The MS Society in Solihull supports more than 1,000 people through advice, grants awareness events, drop-in meetings, and social events.

Peter Graham, of the MS Soli­hull branch, said: “Cakebreak can take place at home or office, raising funds in a really fun way, and bringing together friends and neighbours.

“We have 14 Cakebreaks this month and next, including two in Chelmsley Wood and another two in Redditch.”

Geraldine Smith, director of community relations at Sunrise Senior Living in Solihull, submitted her own recipe for Dandi’s Chocolate Cake in a fund­raising Cake cook book. She said: “Sunrise likes to support the local community, particularly MS. Our breakfast business club, which next meets at 8am on May 21, raised £100 for MS.”

You can request a “How to do it” pack to support Cakebreak events by calling the MS branch in Solihull on 0121 745 7981.

 

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