Bake this October to fight muscular dystrophy

Bakers are being called upon across the nation this October to help raise vital funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The charity’s Bake a Difference runs between the 8 and 14 October 2018, where there will be a host of ‘bake-off’ style events and cake sales in schools, offices and extra-curriculum clubs.

All money raised from the event will go towards helping scientists find treatments and cures. As well as providing essential support to 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.

Muscle-wasting conditions are caused by muscles deteriorating over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. Some conditions affect the heart muscle and vital breathing muscles too, cutting lives short.

Bake a Difference was launched three years ago by the de Laszlo family in Hampshire, after son Sammy was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

St Lawrence C of E Primary School in Alton is already signed up to for the bake-off to support pupil Sammy. The school are encouraging everyone to get involved, whether you bake cakes, muffins, cookies or cupcakes the money will be going to an incredible cause.

Tricia, Sammy’s mum said: “It’s an amazing event that raises awareness of conditions that aren’t known by everybody, and raising funds for lots of different amazing research.”

Julia Poulton Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Regional Development Manager, said: “We are encouraging people across the country to join in Bake a Difference, get creative and have as much fun as they can!”

“By getting involved you can help us continue to fund pioneering research into potential treatments for muscular dystrophy, as well as supporting families living with the condition across the country with practical information and advice.”

“With more than 70,000 people in the UK living with a muscle-wasting condition, it’s important we do whatever we can to support them. We would love for 70,000 people to get baking!”