20th June 2014

Free cakes for kids in Macclesfield

Making a difference one cake at a time

What would a birthday be without a cake? Anna Harris, a local mum of two in Bollington, has taken up this challenge and started Free Cakes for Kids Macclesfield. Put simply, Free Cakes for Kids is a community service to families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake. By matching families and enthusiastic local volunteer bakers, the group makes sure that every child receives the cake that it deserves. The service is free, friendly and confidential. Volunteers help families provide a birthday cake for their child by baking homemade birthday cakes. They decorate the cake with the child’s favourite theme or style, be it a Peppa Pig Cake or a rocket-shaped sponge cake. 

The project was the inspiration of Henriette Lundgren, who started the first Free Cakes for Kids group in Oxford in 2008 after reading about a similar project in America. Since then local groups have been starting up all over the UK, entirely coordinated by volunteers.

Please contact for more info.

Anna at Bollington Bake Off

Bollington Volunteer Laura KershawAnna at the Bollington Bake-Off


















Laura, volunteer, with a cake she has made