IT’S time to dig out your cake tins and don your oven gloves this month and get baking in aid of a good cause.

Mosaic, a Dorset charity that supports bereaved children, young people and their families, is asking schools, businesses, clubs and individuals to take part in their February fundraiser ‘Bake a Cake and Support Mosaic 2015’.

In the past two years the event has raised over £8,500 which is more than the amount needed to fund a residential camp weekend at Leeson House in Swanage for up to 25 bereaved children and young people living in Dorset.

At camp, the children have the opportunity to make new friends, take part in team activities, remember their special person who has died, but most of all have fun with others who really understand how they are feeling.

“We would love as many schools and businesses in Dorset to take part in this event which is simple to organise and great fun. Who doesn’t like cake?” said Katie Hensman, Fundraiser for Mosaic.

“Simply hold a cake sale sometime during February and kindly donate the funds raised to Mosaic. “Let us know when your event will take place and we can send you stickers to give to the children (and adults!), along with a poster to advertise your sale. After all the cakes have been eaten and your donation sent in to Mosaic, we’ll send you a certificate to show the amount you have raised.

“It would also be great to see photos of your cakes. Do tag Mosaic in your pictures – Facebook (Mosaic Bereavement Support for Families) and Twitter pages (@Mosaic16) and share photos of the cakes being enjoyed. Alternatively, email them to us for our newsletter and website”, said Katie.

Monies raised will be used to help fund a future Residential Camp Weekend at Leeson House in Swanage. Whilst Mosaic do receive some statutory funding for the individual bereavement support for children, Camp can only take place with the generous support of donations.

To register your school or business, please email or telephone (01258) 837071.