Sheffield WI's cake bake in aid of mental health cause

South Yorkshire's largest Women's Institute group will be selling cakes once again for charity at this year's Sheffield Food Festival.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:23 am
Sheffield Food Festival 2015. Cakes on sale at the Seven Hills WI stall.

Seven Hills WI have taken part in the festival since it began in 2011 and have raised more than £4000 by selling homemade baked treats by women from the group. This year, the group’s stall will be in the Peace Gardens on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29. All money raised will go to Light Sheffield, the group’s official charity for 2016 which supports families affected by perinatal mental heath illnesses.

Kirsty Bowen, president of Seven Hills WI, said: “Our members pull out all the stops to bake some impressive cakes for visitors at Sheffield Food Festival. We hope to beat last year’s amount raised and help Sheffield Light who provide a really important service to women and families in our community.”

Jess Rennie, of Light Sheffield, added: “We are a small charity so the money raised at Sheffield Food Festival will really make a difference to our work supporting women and families who are affected by perinatal mental health illnesses.”