Annual baking day sets wheels in motion for Jigsaw’s new annual Surrey-wide campaign – the Forget-Me-Not Bake Off
This Sunday 19th May was international World Baking Day and to mark the occasion, Jigsaw (South East) is encouraging families across Surrey and Sussex to roll up their sleeves and bake in memory of loved ones.
Recipes are often a closely guarded secret within a family, handed down through generations – be it Granny’s special fruitcake, Mum’s lemon drizzle cake or Dad’s amazing cookies. Now is your chance to re-create those delicacies while remembering all the times you shared them as a family.
Baking as therapy
Nickey Price, Jigsaw’s Operations Manager said:
“Jigsaw’s Grief Support Groups and work within schools indicates that baking and cooking can be a very beneficial and therapeutic activity for families, often provoking important, but difficult conversations surrounding the loss of a loved one. In fact some agencies even incorporate a cooking activity in their support programmes as it has been shown to produce such positive outcomes.”
In recognition of this, Jigsaw (South East) is preparing to unveil a new annual campaign across Surrey and surrounds – the Forget-Me-Not Bake Off. The campaign aims to get kids baking and raise essential funds for bereaved families, or those facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.
The week-long campaign takes place on 23-30 September and encourages schools to get their pupils baking cakes, biscuits, muffins – anything – to be sold at cake sales at their schools during that week.
The campaign will be launched by celebrity chef and Jigsaw (South East) Patron Tony Tobin and the charity invites recipe submissions from children to go into a special Forget-Me-Not Bake Off recipe book. More details to follow.