New Cake Angels Australian Website Launched!
Welcome to our brand new Cake Angels website. It’s been a long time coming, we have been looking forward to this day for quite some time and now it’s finally here. So to mark the occasion, we have our very first blog post!
To backtrack a little, Cake Angels (aka The Australian Cake Angels Network), began in 2011 when our founder Kirsty had the idea of donating some demonstration cakes from some workshops she facilitated for Handi’s Cakes, to the local Ronald McDonald House. Needless to say, the staff, children and their families were very grateful for their yummy, unexpected treats and it really brightened up their day. When a second delivery of cakes was made a short time later, the students discussed the idea of ongoing donations of cakes, specifically birthday cakes, to sick children….and now here we are, 4 years later, with so many wonderful volunteers who donate Cake Angel’s celebration cakes to children who have been diagnosed with serious medical conditions, throughout Australia.
When we first began, we never imagined that Cake Angels would receive the support that it has, to enable us to grow into the organisation that it is today. We didn’t realise how many people would volunteer to make Cake Angel’s celebration cakes or that we would bring smiles to the faces of so many seriously ill children. We couldn’t have imagined how the word would spread about Cake Angels and how well known we would become throughout Australia – and other parts of the world! So to say we are proud is an understatement! However there is so much more that we want to do, so many more families that we’d like to support, and sadly, many more seriously ill children who will greatly benefit from a distraction and a reason to smile because of all that they are going through. What Cake Angel’s birthday cakes do for these children and their families can not be underestimated, which is why Cake Angels continues to grow and why this new website and database is so important to us and our growth!
To date, we have had held back promoting Cake Angels as widely as we would have liked to because while we have had the volunteers needed to make the cakes, we haven’t had the resources available to manage the substantial growth that would follow. Until now that is! Thanks to Hybrid Web, we now have an online volunteer management system and we have some wonderful volunteers who are being trained to co-ordinate our Cake Angels donations. So hold on to your hats, because we are about to embark on an Australia-wide volunteer drive to significantly grow our volunteer base, enabling us to bring smiles to the faces of many, many more seriously ill children around the country.
If you haven’t already registered online, you can do so here. Take a look around, and please forward our website details to anyone you know who might be interested in becoming a Cake Angels volunteer. You don’t have to bake cakes to support Cake Angels – we also need people to offer their time to support us with administration, volunteer co-ordination, sponsorship and more.
Thank you so much for your support! We have so much in the pipeline and it can only happen because of our wonderful volunteers. If you would like to assist us or find out more, please register as a volunteer or send us a message.