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Bake sale to support stillbirth and neonatal death charity

08 Apr 2015

The newly-formed University of Manchester Foodie Network is holding a bake sale on Thursday, 23 April (11am-3pm) in the Sam Alex foyer, in aid of the charity SANDS

chocolate cake

The Foodie Network would like to ask for your support, and to encourage you to come along to buy and eat cake for this worthy cause!

SANDS is the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, which supports parents who have lost their children to stillbirth or neonatal causes. Seventeen babies die in this way every single day in the UK, and SANDS is instrumental in efforts to reduce that shockingly high figure. It is a cause close to a surprising number of people’s hearts, including staff here at the University. If anyone has had cause to be supported by SANDS and wishes to be involved in this fundraising, please e-mail Katy Dutton di

By baking and buying cakes, bread and other homemade baking, you can help us to support this charity in an event which promises to be inclusive and social, involving academic staff, administrators and students from across SALC and the university more widely. This event is being run by a new group, the University of Manchester Foodie Network, who are interested in cooking, baking, sustainability and who are in the process of setting up a food ‘hub’ at the University

We would like to have a range of baking that everyone can eat, so if you have a great recipe for anything wheat- or gluten-free, vegan, or appropriate for other restricted diets/religions, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to contribute some baking, please confirm by e-mailing Abi Saffer by Friday, 17 April at:

On the day, everyone who buys a piece of cake can also claim a free cup of tea or coffee!

We’d love for as many people as possible to get involved in this event, so take a break from your evening marking/research/emails to bake us something, and wander down to the foyer on Thursday 23rd April from 11am-3pm to eat some cake and meet your colleagues from across the University.

Many thanks for your support

Abi Saffer (SALC Research Support Officer; founder of UoM Foodie Network)
Katy Dutton (SALC History Postdoc)
Victoria Turner (School of Chemistry, Admin Manager)