Crossroads Care Surrey, a local charity providing respite breaks, is launching its first Care for a Cake week to raise money to support unpaid carers.
Care for a Cake week will take place from 21 August until 29 August and the charity is inviting the local community to bake or buy some cakes, and have fun raising money to support unpaid carers in the community.
Crossroads Care Surrey provides specialist respite care and other support services for unpaid carers, with many reaching a crisis point caring for loved one’s round-the clock.
Last year, it helped more than 3,400 local unpaid carers, but there are many more not getting the help they need.
In a recent survey, seven in 10 unpaid carers said that caring during the coronavirus pandemic has worsened their emotional or mental health.
More than three quarters (77%) respondents said they were experiencing unprecedented levels of burnout, while more than half (54%) said the pandemic has impacted their financial wellbeing.
Jennifer Sanderson, head of Marketing & Fundraising at Crossroads Care Surrey, said: “Now that we can get together again, hosting an afternoon tea with cake is the perfect way to reconnect with friends, raising vital funds to support local people who give so much, caring round-the-clock.”
For more information about Care for a Cake Week, click here.