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Tuesday 01 September 2020

Top tips on hosting a socially distanced bake sale

Posted by: Help For Heroes

Hosting a bake sale is a great way to raise money and let’s face it, this year has left us all in knead of a little fun. Whether your charity bake sale plans were put on hold or you want to put those lockdown baking skills to the test – here’s a few ideas on how to do some fundraising whilst staying safe and sticking to the Government’s guidelines.

1. Cake delivery

Why not bake some cakes to deliver to neighbours, friends and family in return for a donation? You can safely deliver baked treats by placing them on the porch or at the front door with a nice note and step back – there’s no need to actually see or make contact with the recipient if you don’t feel comfortable.

2. Hold an afternoon tea party

Get together safely in the garden with friends, family, or work colleagues? You can enjoy a piece of cake and a pot of tea whilst asking guests to donate the cost of their cuppa and treats!

3. Tech on a virtual tea party

Host a tea party virtually, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, asking attendees to donate a small fee to attend. Invite your friends to bake or buy their own cake and have a natter over tea and sweet treats in the comfort of your own homes. Why not turn it into a bake-off and vote for the best-looking cake? 

4. Virtual coffee morning

Remember all those pennies spent on coffee purchased mid-commute, or at the office café? Invite your colleagues along to a virtual coffee morning and ask them to donate the price of their usual high street coffee.

What better way to make your loved ones smile and raise funds for our heroes at the same time? Supporting our wounded really is a piece of cake.



The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government Guidelines including any local lockdown requirements when doing any fundraising on behalf of Help for Heroes.  For full guidelines please check the Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.