Supporting and raising funds for charities is important to us. Throughout the year, we raise funds and donate goods to charities nominated by our members. Our main fundraisers are our Bake Off events where we currently support three charities local to Basel:
At our Spring Bake Off, we support the Frauenhaus, a domestic violence shelter in Basel. As a local women’s group, we want to support women in need and felt it appropriate to start on our own doorstep. We were pleased to be able to donate 1000 CHF from our event in 2017.
At our early summer event; Refugee Day, Basel 2017, we raised 850.00 CHF for Soup & Chill, a charity that supports the homeless in Basel. We have a strong relationship with Soup & Chill and have previously donated cakes to their bake sales. We also hire their kitchen and dining space over the Summer months for cookery and baking events.
At our Winter Bake Off (December 2017), we will support the Surprise Strassenchor, a charity choir that helps support those in extreme poverty as well as providing them with a creative outlet.