Calling all budding bakers!

BUDDING BAKERS RI Farm
ABOVE: Nick Mulholland from Centra Moira and Claire Rowan from SuperValu Moira join Lucy McCusker from Action Cancer to help launch the charity’s online ‘Bake Off’.

NORTHERN Ireland leading cancer charity Action Cancer is calling on supporters to enter its online ‘Bake Off’ competition to mark World Cancer Day on February 4.

The charity is asking everyone to break out the butter, flour and whisks and bake their own World Cancer Day themed cakes or buns and submit via Action Cancer’s Facebook page. Two lucky bakers will be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher for SuperValu or Centra, kindly provided by the local retail brands.

World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). It was created in 2000 and has since grown into a day for individuals and organisations around the world to unite against cancer.

Action Cancer is a local charity that must raise £4m each year in order to deliver its range of cancer prevention, detection and support services. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity has adapted its services so that these can be delivered safely face-to-face with the use of PPE and stringent sanitising measures (in line with government guidelines).

Having closed its doors in March 2020 due to the pandemic, Action Cancer resumed its breast cancer screening programme in mid-August for women aged 40-49 and over 70 (outside of NHS screening age range) and has since screened over 2,000 women.

Therapeutic Services and Health Promotion departments are also operational again with the staff team moving many services, which were previously delivered face-to-face, to online or over the phone delivery, ensuring as many people as possible are still able to avail of Action Cancer services.

None of this would be possible without the support received from the general public and from relationships with the local business community.

SuperValu and Centra have been partnering with Action Cancer since 2001 and during that time have raised over £3 million. Desi Derby, Marketing Director for SuperValu and Centra, is pleased to lend their support:

“Our partnership with Action Cancer is one that we are very proud of and we are delighted to support them to raise awareness for World Cancer Day.

“Our retailers and colleagues are passionate about the work of Action Cancer and work tirelessly to raise money to help support the important services that the charity provides right across Northern Ireland.”

To enter the competition, take a photo of your fabulous baked creations and tag Action Cancer’s Facebook page. The winners will be announced at 2pm on Thursday, February 4.

n If you would like to make a donation to Action Cancer for World Cancer Day you can do so on the charity’s Facebook page or by visiting www.justgiving.com/campaign/World-Cancer-Day-Bake-Off

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