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Charity Bake-Off for young people in need

A Hampshire charity has teamed up with a mental health activist to host an online Bake-Off raising money for young people in need.

The event, called Bake it Positive, will be hosted by Megan Loader who hosts a podcast supporting people’s mental wellbeing and runs a bakery with her sister called Meg’s Cakeaway. Megan founded the podcast following a battle with depression, which culminated in her turning sober in November 2019.

The two-hour workshop will take place on 21 March from 11am – 1pm via a Facebook Live. As well as learning to bake the perfect cake, attendees will hear from Megan on the importance of mental wellbeing and positive thinking during the pandemic. Megan will also be on-hand to answer the most asked questions that attendees submit.

The event is being co-hosted by Youth Options, a Hampshire-based charity who seeks to empower young people to make a difference in their lives and their local community.

Carly Redwood, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Youth Options, said:

The timing of this event has never been more important. The issues faced by young people have not disappeared. Instead, they are now faced with additional worries including fears over the pandemic, long periods out of education and away from their friends, limited time outdoors, barriers to employment, and coming to terms with losing loved ones.

We will continue to be there for young people that need us, and this event will help us raise the funds to do that.

Tickets cost just £15 and include a baking pack, cake toppers, recipe card, £5 gift voucher towards baking supplies, access to a Facebook group and the live demonstration. Anyone who buys a ticket will also be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a baking themed prize.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to raise much needed funds to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.

To buy your ticket and support the initiative, please visit