Calling all cake lovers! Hope House Children’s Hospice is urging everyone in Oswestry to treat themselves to their favourite bakes to raise money for seriously ill children.

Eat Cake week happens at the beginning of April every year – last year the fun initiative raised more than £17,000 for the local charity!

2020 Eat Cake week will run from April 6th to the 12th, and hundreds of local cafes, bakeries, schools, nurseries, clubs and companies have already signed up.

“Every year more and more people get involved with our Eat Cake Week, and we are hoping 2020 will be a record year,” says Fundraiser Cat Dowdeswell.

“People support in all sorts of ways, from holding bake sales and cake stalls, to coffee mornings and afternoon teas. Everyone loves cake so it is an amazing and fun way to raise much-needed funds so that Hope House can continue to provide vital specialist nursing and respite care to terminally ill children and their families.”

Early sign-ups include students at St Martin’s School who will be hoping to beat the £100 they raised last year by selling cakes during their morning break, while the Fort on Friday networking group in Oswestry are holding an Eat Cake event at their networking event on April 3.

Hope House and and its sister hospice Ty Gobaith provide vital care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families from across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales. It costs £6.5 million every year to cope with existing demand, and more families need their help every day.

If you would like to help local children and get involved in 2020 Eat Cake you can register online at and claim your free Eat Cake pack to help you plan your event. Alternatively call the Hope House Fundraising Office on 01691 671671.