Paul Young Raises Dough To Help Young Lives

Children with Cancer UK have teamed up with singer and celebrity chef, Paul Young, to inspire the nation to hold bake sales across the country in this year’s Bake Club Month of May.

Whether baking for the family, to tantalise the taste buds of colleagues or to share with neighbours, Bake Club Month of May is a fun and simple way of making a huge difference to children diagnosed with cancer and raise awareness of childhood cancer in the UK.

Cake for good

Bake Club Month of May encourages people across the UK to get together and hold fundraising events throughout the month. In between writing a new album and cooking up a storm, Paul has used his baking skills to create a special recipe to inspire more people to get involved in this life changing cause.

Ben Twyman from Children with Cancer UK says, “Bake Club is a brilliant way to have fun and raise funds to help children with cancer. We are delighted to have Paul Young on board and put his cooking expertise to the test by creating a special cupcake recipe you can use for your own Bake Club.”

Around 3,600 youngsters, including children and babies, are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Sadly, around 280 children and 300 teenagers and young adults lose their lives to the disease. In fact, cancer is the most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 14 years in the UK, accounting for around one fifth of deaths in this age group.

Children with Cancer UK funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and works to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes including supporting hospices and children’s hospitals..

Paul YoungBake it and show it

After reaching the semi-finals of Celebrity Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen, singer Paul Young turned his passion for cooking into a career and became chef at a restaurant in London.

Paul says: “I love to bake, but making cakes is even more satisfying if it’s for a good cause. I have created a special red velvet cupcake recipe for budding bakers to make and enjoy, while also raising money to help save these youngsters.”

Children with Cancer UK are calling on schools, offices and homes up and down the country to Bake and Show all their creative and tasty efforts by using the hashtag #bakeitshowit and posting their pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Bakers can share their Bake Club events by uploading photos to the Baker’s Gallery via email, Facebook or Twitter. They can also watch and share the Bake Club video via

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