Fundraising Event: Cake & Coffee Morning in aid of Emily’s Gift


As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Going Gold for Emily’s Gift Appeal we will be hosting a wonderful fundraising event at Holiday Inn Express with Julie Kent MBE in aid of supporting Emily’s Gift.

Join us for a Cake and Coffee Morning - in support of Emily’s Gift on Wednesday, September 20th 2023 at 10:30 AM - 12PM

Come and enjoy a delicious selection of cakes and coffee while supporting a great cause. The event will be held at Holiday Inn Express, 33 Dunalley Street, Cheltenham, GL50 4AP.

Register  To Attend Here

Please register using the above link to help with catering numbers and dietary requirements.


Cake and Coffee Fundraising Event at Holiday Inn Express, Cheltenham in aid of Emily’s Gift


The Little About the Appeal:

Emily’s Gift is an appeal launched by extremely inspirational Julie Kent MBE under the umbrella of the Pied Piper Charity. Her mission is to raise £500,000 within 1 year to fund a psychologist on the Emily Kent Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for 10 years.

The amazing appeal has so far had £250,000 worth of pledges and donations. We have pledged our support and will be raising money through the sales of ours cakes on our Vanilla Pod Bakery website, as well as taking part in events, such as this wonderful Cake and Coffee morning.

No child should ever experience cancer. Your generosity will help us to provide professional emotional support for children and their families in Gloucestershire to help them cope with the trauma.

Latest Update from Julie Kent MBE: “We are delighted to say the Emily’s Gift appeal have signed a contract with the NHS and sent the first year’s salary so they can start recruiting for a psychologist. The families that are in the EKU now should start to benefit from this vital support by Christmas. Its amazing to be doing this for them – WELL DONE TO YOU ALL xx”


Pia Cato and Bryony from Vanilla Pod Bakery and Julie Kent MBE - Emily’s Gift

Pia Cato, Julie Kent MBE & Bryony outside Vanilla Pod Bakery


During the Cake & Coffee Event:

We will be providing delicious cakes and Holiday Inn Express will be providing wonderful hot beverages. Plus there will also be a fabulous raffle with some awesome prizes donated by local businesses. So far we have Afternoon Tea’s for 2 at top hotels around Gloucestershire, wonderful room fragrances, birthday cakes and much more.

If you would like to donate a raffle prize please do get in touch

Admission is free with a suggested donation of £5.00 for a warming cup of coffee and a delicious Vanilla Pod Bakery cake.

Will have a variety of mouth-watering cakes to choose from, including gluten-free and vegan options. Plus you will be able to purchase boxes of cakes and cake gift vouchers on the day, with the profit of all the sales on the day going towards Emily’s Gift.

Emily’s Gift Bite Size Cupcakes - Vanilla Pod Bakery 

Limited Edition Emily’s Gift Bite Size Cupcake Box - Available to purchase direct from our website

Join Us!

So, come along, bring your friends, and enjoy a morning of cake and coffee while making a difference in the lives of families in need. We can't wait to see you there!

Register  To Attend Here

Please register using the above link to help with catering numbers and dietary requirements.


Key Details:

  • Date and time of the Cake & Coffee Event: Wednesday, 20th September 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Location:

    Holiday Inn Express, 33 Dunalley Street, Cheltenham, GL50 4AP

  • Free entry - with a suggested donation of £5.00 for a cuppa and cake



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