Why not have a bake-off for a great cause?

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A leading charity - Breakthrough Breast Cancer - is calling on Milngavie and Bearsden bakers to make cakes and help save lives for this year’s super-sweet Breakthrough Bake Off.

Now in its second year, the Bake Off is back and bigger than ever, challenging those with flour power to help fund Breakthrough’s life-saving research. With every hour that passes, another woman in the UK loses her life to breast cancer – so the need for Breakthrough’s work has never been greater.

Taking part couldn’t be easier; whether you’re a master-baker or a practicing pâtissier, all you need to do is gather friends, family and colleagues to share some home-baked goodies and raise some cash. For the more competitive cooks, why not make the baking bonanza a prize challenge and invite someone to judge the creations?

Whether it’s a bake sale in the boardroom, competition in the kitchen or scrumptious snacks at school, the most important thing is that everyone takes part and raises some money.

This year’s Bake Off day is October 17, but you can hold a Breakthrough Bake Off anytime, anywhere, during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It begins with 4oz of flour - and a whole lot of fun!

Georgia Bridgwood, head baker for the Breakthrough Bake Off, said: “We hope everybody is ready and raring to go for this year’s Breakthrough Bake Off. The delicious campaign first launched last year and was a huge success so we’re hoping even more people will take part this year.

“It’s heart-breaking that 1,000 UK women die from breast cancer each month – this is why Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work is so vital. If we don’t act now, today, more and more families will face a future without the women they love, so please – for the women you love, sign up today and help us beat breast cancer for good.”