How you can raise some dough for Sands

It’s time to put on your apron, roll up your sleeves and bake for Sands.

You may have been honing your baking skills whilst in lockdown. Perhaps you've perfected the perfect banana bread loaf or created the most wonderful chocolate chip cookies. Now is the time rise to the occasion and bake a difference for Sands at the same time.


Whether bread, cookies or cakes are your thing, doughnut just sit there! Raise some dough for Sands.


Here are some other ways you can Bake for Sands!

Rate my Bake - The winner is Kerry and Molly!

Kerry and her daughter Molly created the cupcake bouquet and was text code 9SANDSBAKE. 

Congratulations to Kerry and Molly and also to all our other bakers who got involved and submitted their entry.

It was such a tough vote to get into the top 10, and the final count for the ultimate Sands Star Baker was close too! 

The top 10 entries










How to Vote

  • Text the number of your chosen bake, followed by SANDSBAKE to 70540.
  • Your vote will donate £2 to Sands. 
  • For instance if you’re choosing bake number 1, your code would be ‘1SANDSBAKE’, if it’s bake 2 your code would be 2SANDSBAKE’ and so on… ‘3SANDSBAKE’, ‘4SANDSBAKE’, ‘5SANDSBAKE’, ‘6SANDSBAKE’, ‘7SANDSBAKE’, ‘8SANDSBAKE’, ‘9SANDSBAKE’, ‘10SANDSBAKE’ 

Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message. The code with the most votes wins and the Sands Star Baker will receive their personalised Sands Star Baker wooden spoon as their prize.    

*For full terms and conditions of entry, please follow this link.

Voting update

For those that voted and so generously donated, unfortunately due to an error with the original text code, these donations were unable to be processed and no money has left your account.  This sadly delayed our announcement of the winner, as it took Donr a little time to identify who voted for which entry.  All voters will receive a text message today (28 July 2020) with the option to resend their donation to Sands should they wish. The correct text code is 70450 to resend you donation to. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  If you have any questions please do email Thank you for all your support! 

Bake for Sands deliveries

You may not be able to host a traditional cake sale but you can still bake your treats which your friends and family can buy from you. Whether on whatsapp, facebook, email or on your next zoom call. Tell your friends when you plan on delivering and ask them to pay for their bakes by donating to your online fundraising page. 

Perhaps there is a birthday coming up and you could deliver something special to a loved one? 


Start sharing your bakes with your local community and raise funds for Sands at the same time. 

When you sign up you'll receive editable delivery menus and notices to post on your social media or send round via whatsapp or email. 



Bake for Sands garden tea party

Whether you arrange a virtual tea party and everyone bakes the same recipe at the same time.


Or with lockdown rules loosening why not celebrate with a garden tea party, selling your cakes and holding a raffle or some games for Sands.  


Bring your loved ones together online or in person where you can, take time out to enjoy your wonderful bakes and donate to Sands whilst you do it.  


Woman dropping cake from window attached to pink and blue balloons

Whilst you can't currently organise a traditional bake sale and invite friends and family to buy their cakes in person, there are lots of ways you can create a tasty treat, share it with your community and raise much needed funds for Sands at the same time. 

However you decide to Bake for Sands it really is a piece of cake!

You can enjoy a homemade bake whilst supporting Sands and raising funds which will make such a difference to bereaved families, parents and NHS staff across the UK.

By signing up you will receive from Sands:

  • Sands t-shirt 
  • Downloadable resources to help promote your fundraising
  • Fundraising support from our Fundraising team
  • Online fundraising page set up automatically during sign up process

You can also buy edible cake toppers for your bakes from the amazing Incredible Cake Toppers. They are kindly donating 20% of all profits so you can buy the perfect topper to your cakes whilst continuing to support Sands. Just click here to buy your cake toppers today.

So sign up today. You don't need to be an egg-spert, you can be self torte!