Planning your event
Here are some top tips to help you plan a successful and fun-filled Bake and Brew event:
Decide on your Bake and Brew
Do you want to hold a bake off at your church hall? An icing party with your family and friends? Or perhaps a cake and craft morning with your local community?
Pick a date
Host a Bake and Brew whenever suits you - maybe as part of birthday celebrations or in addition to a current event, or simply a coffee morning and a natter with friends.
Choose a venue.
At home? At work? At church? It really is up to you.
Invite your guests
Spread the word to your family, friends, congregation, colleagues and neighbours – Use our online editable invites or posters, Facebook, Twitter and email to let everyone know when and what is brewing.
Order your free materials
We have plenty of free materials to support your event which you can order or download here.
Don't forget to buy everything you need for your event. Coffee, tea, sugar, milk, cakes, sprinkles etc. Traidcraft also sell a great range of tea and coffee and The Children’s Society get 10% off every purchase.
Let them eat cake!
Pop the kettle on, bake some cakes and why not serve up some entertainment whilst you’re at it? Download our quiz or cupcake game or why not add a craft sale or raffle. Check out our fundraising tips page for top tips on maximising the money raised at your event.
Thank and bank
Once you’ve counted up the money you’ve raised and given yourself a pat on the back, send in your money using one of the following ways:
- Pay in online
- Send a cheque made payable to ‘The Children's Society’ to:
The Children's Society
Bake and Brew
Edward Rudolf House
Please include your name, full address, phone number and email to allow us to send you a thank you for your hard work.
- Complete a giro and pay it in at your local bank
If you would prefer to send us the money another way, please call Supporter Care on 0300 303 7000 for more information.
Don’t forget to thank everyone who contributed, from cake bakers to prize donors.