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Icing cakes

What is it?

  • Organise a cake decorating competition and raise money for the British Red Cross!
  • Raise money by setting a suggested donation for people to pay to join in (maybe £1).

What you’ll need

  • A date for your competition
  • Fairy cakes
  • Different coloured icing and other edible cake decorations
  • Lots of people to take part
  • A prize for the winner
  • Someone to judge the competition
  • Some paper to put down in case things get messy
  • Permission from your youth leader or teacher
  • A camera so you can take lots of photographs
  • A way of making sure everybody knows about it so they can join in. Think about the ways you can do this – maybe using posters, newsletters or announcements
  • A safe, sealed or lockable place to keep the money you collect
  • Someone who can write a cheque for the amount you raise

Top tips

  • Set your day a few weeks ahead so you have plenty of time to tell everyone about it.
  • You could set a theme for the decorating to follow.
  • Don’t set the suggested donation too high – you want as many people as possible to be able to join in.

All about the money

  • Ask people to donate their money at the start of the competition – it’s easier to collect then
  • Once the event is over and you’ve collected all the money, post us a cheque (made payable to the British Red Cross) for the amount you raised, along with a copy of the banking form from the module five facilitator's notes. Our address details are also on the same page as the form.
  • If you have any questions about sending us money or want to ask for other advice, please contact our fundraising team on 0844 412 2728 or

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