Bake a cake for a child going without

Marie Mosalski, from Greetland, setting up new charity, Free Cakes for Kids
Marie Mosalski, from Greetland, setting up new charity, Free Cakes for Kids
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THE look on any child’s face as they blow out the candles on their birthday is priceless, but what about those who don’t get a chance to make a wish.

A new scheme in Halifax hopes to give a cake to children who, for whatever reason, wouldn’t otherwise get a birthday cake.

Free Cakes for Kids Halifax is the latest group in the Free Cakes for Kids UK network and will be run by Marie Mosalski, 62, from Greetland.

It is the latest of 76 groups already making dreams come true in communities across the country.

As well as baking cakes herself, she will connect families in need with local bakers.

Once they have an order, she will contact the bakers who can then offer their services.

Families can either email the group themselves or can be referred by charities or local groups.

The service is totally confidential and bakers will try to include each child’s favourite theme.

Marie, a retired children’s nurse is a keen baker and has made hundreds of cakes for her own family and friends over the years.

Now she wants to share the joy but needs both bakers and recipients to get in touch.

Marie said: “It isn’t just open to professional bakers, anyone who can knock up a Victoria sponge can join in.

“Whether it’s to donate ingredients, offer to be a baker or if you know a child we can help, please get in touch.”

Contact or visit their Twitter @freecakeshx or Facebook page for more details.