Southern Co-op Funeralcare in Uckfield hosts scrumptious cake sale and luxury raffle to raise money for disabled children

The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Uckfield will today be hosting a scrumptious cake sale with a raffle to win a hamper of goodies outside of their branch on High Street, Uckfield today to raise money for disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz.

The funeral home will be selling a variety of homemade cakes to take home and eat, or for a quick and tasty snack on the go. There will be a minimum cake donation of 50p per cake, and each customer who donates £2.00 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a luxury Hampshire filled with treats from The Southern Co-operative food stores.

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Nicky, Funeral Co-ordinator for The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Uckfield said: “My brilliant mother is helping us to make the cakes, we’re going to have a large selection including big cakes, cupcakes, brownies, biscuits, mini cakes, everything! She’s quite renowned for her tasty cakes, last time we held a cake sale we had people coming into the branch for days begging for her secret brownie recipe!”

Uckfield’s cake sale and raffle forms part of The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare’s service-wide fundraiser hoping to conclude their charity partnership with Whizz-Kidz, with a bang, adding a cash boost to the £335,000 already raised by The Southern Co-operative.

The fundraiser, ‘Release the Piece’, involves all 59 branches and services from The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare receiving one section of a giant jigsaw puzzle, to ‘Release the Piece’ of the puzzle and to help it form the overall jigsaw image, each branch and service must host a fundraiser in aid of the disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz.

Amanda Wilkinson, Director of Fundraising for Whizz-Kidz said: “My huge thanks to the colleagues of The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare for their support for Whizz-Kidz. We’re delighted that so many colleagues are getting involved in the ‘Release the Piece’ fundraising challenge, aiming to help the partnership raise an additional £5,000. This fantastic sum is enough to enable us to provide a disabled child with a life-changing powered wheelchair, giving them the freedom and independence they need to enjoy a fun, active childhood.”

Throughout March until 16th April, all 59 branches and services, including their funeral homes, florist, crematorium, masonry and natural burial ground, will be holding local fundraisers, ranging from a colleague car wash with cake, a Race Night, samba band busking and book sales. Once each branch has held its fundraiser, the jigsaw puzzle will be put together by an ambassador from Whizz-Kidz who will announce the total raised for the charity.

Amanda continued: “The right wheelchair is just the start, The Southern Co-operative is also raising funds to help us deliver our skills training, youth groups, residential camps, and work skills programmes, helping young disabled people gain the skills and opportunities they need to reach their true potential.”

You can keep  up-to-date with how The Southern Co-operative’s inspiring Funeralcare teams are getting on through the news section of our website (http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/news/) and through The Southern Co-operative’s social media (https://twitter.com/TheSouthernCoop).

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