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Apple Day

APPLE DAY 21st October The first Apple Day celebration was launched in 1990 by Common Ground. It was held in the old Apple Market in London’s Covent Garden & brought fruit to the market after a 16 year absence. Since then, similar events have been held around the country to raise awareness of the importance of orchards to our landscape & culture …

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Halloween Bat Decorations

Halloween Bat Decorations Scary bat decorations are a great craft project for you & the kids to do over half term, ready for Halloween.   For each bat decoration you will need:  1 x sheet black paper 1 x sheet orange paper 1 x sheet white paper 1 x cardboard tube, approximately 11cm long glue scissors 2 …

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Chocolate Week Celebration Ideas

Chocolate Week 9 – 15 October 2017 A whole week dedicated to chocolate. Bliss! During Chocolate Week chocolatiers, shops, hotels, bars & restaurants around the UK run events to celebrate chocolate. There’ll be talks, tastings, demonstrations & of course, purchasing opportunities. The week culminates with The Chocolate Show at Olympia National Hall. Run over 3 days, it’s …

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Cakes For Charity – Host a Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning, Charity Tea, Charity Cake Sale Host a cake sale or coffee morning & raise money with cakes for charity   If you’re not up for running a marathon & parachute jumping isn’t your thing but you’d still like to raise money for charity, host a cake related event. Cakes for Charity Cakes for …

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Cake Quiz

Cake Quiz Questions & answers for pub quizzes, team games, charity bakes & fun! Questions What is the shape of a Financier cake supposed to resemble? What are the traditional colours of a Battenberg cake? What spice is used to flavour Parkin? What shape is a croquembouche? What are the decorative balls on top of …

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Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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Saturday 13th May is the Eurovision Song Contest final! Gather your friends to hear the key changes & nil point scores of the Eurovision Song Contest & serve snacks & drinks either from the host nation, Ukraine or from some of the countries competing. Try some of these delicacies: Sweden – pickled herring, smoked/cured salmon, meatballs, cinnamon buns …

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National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week 6-13 May 2017     National Doughnut Week was started in 1991 by baker Christopher Freeman to raise money for children’s charities – for each doughnut sold, participating cafes & bakers make a donation to the nominated charity. In 2005 The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury became the chosen …

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St Patrick’s Day Party

St Patrick’s Day 17th March Born in Roman Britain at the end of the 4th century, St Patrick was kidnapped at 16 & brought to Ireland as a slave. After 6 years, he managed to escape but later returned to Ireland as a missionary, then bishop, spreading Christianity to its people. By the 7th century, he was known …

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Celebrate British Pie Week

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British Pie Week                                                   6-12 March 2017 A pie is a savoury or sweet baked dish with a pastry lid or pastry top & bottom & there’s nothing more homely & comforting, especially when the weather’s cold. A British classic, traditional fillings include steak & kidney, chicken & mushroom or apple. Shortcrust pastry is usually the dough of choice but these …

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Time for a Cuppa – Dementia UK

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             Time for a Cuppa                        1 – 8 March Put your feet up for a bit this week & raise money at the same time. Time for a Cuppa is an annual fundraising event run by Dementia UK. It raises money to provide families with care & support from Admiral Nurses. There are currently …

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