Posted on 16 October 2013
Shelter is calling on teachers, pupils and parents to get involved in the Great Gingerbread House Sale – to raise money for homeless children this Christmas.
The baking challenge, which will see schools bake and build gingerbread festive treats, has been launched to help the charity’s Christmas appeal.
You can get involved by designing, baking, building and, most importantly, selling an array of gingerbread creations. From cosy gingerbread chalets to towering gingerbread town houses, the money raised from each sale will ensure that Shelter can continue its vital work keeping a roof over the heads of families, especially during the festive season.
On the dedicated website pupils and teachers can upload photos of their designs and finished houses. Visitors to the site can vote for their favourites, with prizes available for the houses with the most votes. The website also hosts curriculum based lesson plans for both primary and secondary schools. In addition, tempting recipes, fundraising tips, certificates and posters, are all included, to ensure each school’s Great Gingerbread House Sale is a great success.
This Christmas, 80,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless. The money raised will help make sure no one has to ?ght homelessness alone.