We've mostly been eating cake this weekend as Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity became the official charity partner of the Cake and Bake show
As celebrations continue to mark Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, Kids’ Corner at The Cake & Bake Show in London this weekend was officially hosted by Roald's Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, led by Marvin the marvellous crocodile. Joining him on Saturday was best selling children's author Sarah KilBride, whose much-loved Princess Evie Stories have now been translated into 15 languages. She regaled young visitors with tales from the wonderful world of Princess Evie and her ponies; journeying to the enchanted mountains in search of magical ingredients and decorating paper cup cakes with sparkles and spells.
The Kids' Corner was supported by amazing volunteers from Explore Learning, who got stuck into baking and biscuit decorating, along with captivating story telling from actor/composer Ollie Birch and Louise Stothard of the Federation of Children's Book Groups.
Sarah KilBride, who is currently developing another series and writing her first novel, says: “I have always loved working with words and young people and I am delighted to be involved with Roald Dahl’s centenary celebrations and his Marvellous Children’s Charity. Roald Dahl lives on in the hearts of many and his charity’s commitment to supporting ill children and their families is an inspiration.”
Marvellous Charity Chief Executive Jane Miles said: “We’re thrilled to have been adopted as official charity of this year’s Cake & Bake Show. Marvin had a great time getting his giant apron on and getting stuck in to the baking, and we’re all excited to be raising vital funds to provide more Roald Dahl nurses for seriously ill children across the UK.”
If you missed the Cake and Bake Show in London, you can catch it in Manchester 10 to 13 November. Find us on twitter @RoaldDahlFund and look out for a ticket giveaway coming soon.