BREW & BAKE

Fire up the oven and put the kettle on!

It's time to Brew & Bake for veterans' mental health

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Gather round, we've got a mission on the horizon. Could you host your own coffee morning or bake sale?

We all know it’s good to talk. And by holding a Brew + Bake coffee morning or bake sale you can make a life-changing difference to a veteran whilst having a brew, some banter and a slice of cake.

The official Brew and Bake date is Thursday 27 June 2024 but you can host whenever you like.

Why Brew and Bake, you ask?

But why, you may ponder, should you join this culinary crusade! Your support will help provide specialised treatment for former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. 

Join the Brew and Bake ranks

As a Brew and Bake host, you're not just throwing a shindig; you enlist in a community of like-minded individuals who understand the healing power of camaraderie, laughter, scrumptious baked goods, and a darn good brew.

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Sound like your cup of tea?

Raise funds by asking for donations in return for delicious tea and cake. It's time to don your apron, dust off your baking pans, and let the kettle whistle! Sign up now and receive your Brew and Bake Fundraising Pack, filled to the brim with tips, ideas, and all the goodies you need to ensure your event a rip-roaring success.

REGISTER

Sign up for free today and you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page on registration. Give yourself a target of how much you want to raise and think about how you can make the most of the event to reach this.

PLANNING

Once you have decided on a date, time and location tell your friends or colleagues about it! Make the most of social media and promote it on local community groups or company intranet.

And make sure you take a look at all of our branded resources available to you.

RAISE FUNDS

Taking part in Brew and Bake will help raise funds for our specialist mental health treatment.

Try to include fun games or activities to raise extra money at your event. Make sure you have plenty of options for people to give, including buckets/tins or links to your fundraising page.

Bake Sale B+B How to guide

Bake Sale B+B How to guide

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Coffee Morning B+B How to Guide

Coffee Morning B+B How to Guide

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RECIPES

Gluten free coffee cupcakes

Gluten free coffee cupcakes

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Rocky road bars

Rocky road bars

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Chocolate olive oil cake

Chocolate olive oil cake

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FAQs

How do I pay in the money I raise?

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We recommend that you raise funds directly to your fundraising page. This will automatically come to Combat Stress and also place you onto the leaderboard. Any cash donations, you can pay them onto your fundraising page by self donation. Alternatively you can:

Bank Transfer – you can pay your money directly into the Combat Stress bank account: NatWest, Account Number 00100013, Sort Code 60-00-01. Please quote your name as a reference and if possible email us. 

By Post – Please make cheques payable to Combat Stress and send it to us at Combat Stress, Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX. Please include your name and event as reference.

By Phone – Call 01372 587 151 to make a payment using your credit or debit card. To help us process your contribution as quickly and efficiently as possible, please provide your name, contact details and event when paying money in.

What’s the best way to smash my fundraising target? 

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Share, share, share! You will need to promote your Brew & Bake to get the best possible turnout. Create posts and leaflets that you can use to advertise in your local area and workplace. We have some templates you can us on our resources page. Make the most of social media and create an event on Facebook or promote it on the local community pages or company intranet. Try contacting your local newspaper and radio. The more you share, the more people will see it and therefore the better the turnout will be!

At the Brew & Bake, however you decide to do it, make sure that you're collecting donations in an obvious and prominent place. 

Are there any legal guidelines I need to follow?

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It's important that you're safe and legal whilst fundraising in aid of Combat Stress. Please follow our 'Keeping it Safe and Legal' guidance document.

Do I need a licence to host a Brew & Bake?

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You will need to check for any licences you need. For example, selling alcohol requires a licence. 

Where can I find Combat Stress decorations for my Brew & Bake?

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We have free fundraising materials avaliable on our shop https://combatstress.shop/collections/fundraiser

What should I sell at my Brew & Bake?

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Teas, coffee, hot chocolate, bovril, even beer!  And any baked goods you like - sweet or savoury would be great to cover all bases. It's imporant to label things for allergens. Always visit the Food Standards Agency for advice.

What games and activities could I include?

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'Guess the coffee flavour' or 'how many coffee beans are in the jar' are popular games. 

You could host a 'bake off' and then sell the cakes that have been made, or ask for a donation to take part.

You could host a raffle - ask friends and local businesses to donate prizes.

Contact us

Thank you for your interest in Combat Stress Brew & Bake

We look forward to hearing from you. To get in touch, please contact fundraising@combatstress.org.uk

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