Little Troopers Get Cakey

Friday 19th January 2024

This February half term, the charity Little Troopers has teamed up with six celebrities to ‘Get Cakey’ in support of military children.

The charity is calling on the military community and local schools to organise a cake sale as part of the charity’s annual ‘Fundraise February’ campaign to raise crucial funds for Little Troopers to continue its work in 2024. Seven celebrities have shown their support for the charity by submitting their favourite recipes for the ‘Get Cakey’ pack, which can now be downloaded from the Little Troopers website.

The celebrity recipes include a delicious Chocolate Orange Cake from Dame Joanna Lumley, a healthy Vegan Trail Mix from Levison Wood, a recipe for Figgy Seeded Banana Bread from Dame Kelly Holmes and Magical Marshmallow Popcorn bites from Richard Jones. Harry Hill and Andy McNab have also submitted recipes for the Little Troopers pack.

Take part and Get Cakey

Anyone and everyone is invited to take part and run a cake sale from school, work or even from home, with many families having run successful cake sales from their driveway in previous years, especially if they live on the patch.

How schools can get involved

Little Troopers is designating Friday 9th February as the days for schools to get involved ahead of the half term break, while families have from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th February to ‘Get Cakey’.

Get Cakey Resources

On the Little Troopers website, budding bakers can download an organiser pack, bunting, menu page, recipes and a poster template. They can also order a Get Cakey pack to come in the post, which includes stickers, badges and chefs hats to decorate.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, says:

“Every February we kick-start the year with a fundraising event and this year we want everyone to ‘Get Cakey’. I love baking and wanted to create a simple event that everyone can take part in to raise vital funds for our work. I’m thrilled that so many of our famous friends have leant us their support.

“Every single penny of money raised goes directly back into ensuring the support we provide to military children can continue. It funds vital projects and resources to support children throughout our British Armed Forces community, such as Little Troopers at School, our Little Troopers Gazette and the Little Troopers Therapy programme.”

To find out more about how Little Troopers supported thousands of military children during 2023, you can watch this video.

More information and to sign-up to Fundraise February >

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