Bake for Bucks Mind

Enjoy all the wellbeing benefits of baking and raise vital funds for Bucks Mind at the same time.

Everyone has different ways they choose to help manage their stress and overall mental health and wellbeing. Some of us run, some walk in nature, others create art, while some do yoga and meditation.

However, many of us like to hit the kitchen to focus our thoughts and calm our minds with culinary and baking skills. The act of focusing on preparing ingredients, measuring, weighing, mixing, whisking and managing timings can ease the mind and body.  After all, ‘food for the soul’ has real meaning behind it, especially when we can follow up this act with eating the yummy creations and sharing it with others, offering joy all round.

This is why we are really looking forward to kick starting our Bake for Bucks Mind this April to June.

Spring is a great time to hit the kitchen and bake.  The days are brighter and longer, giving us that slight extra spring in our step. Plus, the days and evenings are still cool and it helps warm the house while also filling our tummies with savoury and sweet treats to lift our spirits before perhaps a long evening stroll (okay, or during a long television show while we relax).

Combine your enjoyment for baking and while raising funds for your local mental health charity, Buckinghamshire Mind!  How you do this is up to you, here are some ideas:

  • Organise a team or neighbourhood bake sale
  • Hold a school, office/work bake sale
  • How about Easter, Maypole or Platinum Jubilee themed baking celebrations?
  • Run your very own version of a ‘bake off’ amongst family and friends or amongst colleagues as a work team building (or competition) exercise
  • Start networking baking sessions

Ask for sponsorships, entry fees, donations or simply invite your friends round and sell your baked goods over a chat.

To set-up an online sponsorship page on JustGiving, please click here.

We’re always here to help and support your fundraising activity. We’d love to hear from you, please email fundraising@bucksmind.org.uk