Communities nationwide are being urged to sign up to the Great Cake Bake challenge to help national charity, St Dunstan’s, provide lifelong support to blind ex-Service men and women.

Celebrity chef, Phil Vickery, well known for his appearances on Ready Steady Cook and This Morning, is lending his support to the St Dunstan’s Great Cake Bake, he said: ‘This year, why not bake a cake and help raise funds to help blind heroes? Whether you come together with friends, family or work colleagues, cake-baking will help St Dunstan’s support blind heroes to regain their independence.”

Do you have what it takes to turn your buns into funds? Then the Great Cake Bake challenge needs you. The cake baking week, which launched Monday 22 June, will encourage members of the public to celebrate the work of St Dunstan’s, while baking scrumptious cakes.
Anyone is invited to get involved, whether you cook up a storm and persuade friends and family to sponsor your cake-making efforts, organise a bake-off, invite people to make a donation to sample a slice or two of your cake, or raffle off the fruits of your labour.

The money raised will help St Dunstan’s provide lifelong support and rehabilitation to blind ex-Service men and women, enabling them to regain their independence, meet new challenges and achieve a better quality of life.

St Dunstan’s Helen Wenman, Head of Fundraising said: ‘This challenge is a great way to raise much needed funds which will help give something back to the ex-Service men and women suffering from a lifelong loss or damage to their eyesight, many of whom have risked their lives for their country.

‘The Great Cake Bake will not only help the nation’s blind heroes but will get the nation excited about baking. People can bake whatever they like, from the more traditional Victorian sponge to Phil Vickery’s donated Sticky Chocolate and Orange cake recipe.”

To apply for a registration pack and receive three donated cake recipes from celebrity chef Phil Vickery, please visit or call 0300 111 2233

Get some great recipe ideas here.