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Time to Bake4Beacon

A West Midlands-based charity is hoping hundreds of people will join them to get ready, steady and bake this November in a major fundraising drive.

Beacon helps local people who are visually impaired live fuller and more independent lives by offering them advice and support.

The charity is launching Bake4Beacon, encouraging local people to get crafty in the kitchen and hold a bake sale at home or work, to raise much-needed money to help fund these services.

To help inspire people, Beacon is hosting its own bake sale on Monday, November 3, at 2.30pm at the charity’s Sedgley headquarters. Staff will be on hand to give out tips and advice on how supporters can hold their own sales.

Kelly Vickers, Beacon’s fundraising and events officer, said:  “With the huge popularity of The Great British Bake Off, we are hoping people will want to get their aprons on and have a go themselves.

“The money raised from the bake sales will help us with our ongoing commitment to supporting people living with sight loss.

“Just £25 raised could run our Equipment and Advice Centre for one day, and £2,500 provides specialist equipment for reading and communication.

“We hope people will really get behind this fundraising scheme throughout November and enjoy getting in the kitchen, perhaps linking up with family and friends, and have great fun baking and selling cakes to support the work we do.”

Beacon was founded in 1875 as Wolverhampton Society for the Blind, with a mission to visit blind people in the area and to give them an opportunity to learn to read.

Now, the charity has a comprehensive range of services from permanent accommodation, specialist Equipment and Advice Centres at Sedgley and Cannock, and a community outreach service, as well as running a network of charity shops throughout the region.

To receive a Bake4Beacon fundraising pack, please contact the Beacon fundraising team on 01902 880111 or email fundraising@beacon4blind.co.uk.

To find out more visit www.beacon4blind.co.uk