Help celebrate Youngcare’s 15th Birthday and the 40th Anniversary of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book!

The #YOURCAKE Challenge is simple; choose your favourite cake from the Children’s Birthday Cake Book, then…bake and decorate to help a mate!

Bake: Choose your favourite cake from The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book.

Decorate: Create #YOURCAKE to the best of your abilities.  Even #cakefails are welcome!

Help a mate: Gather friends and family and fundraise for Youngcare to support the thousands of young Aussies with high care needs.

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SYLVIA JEFFREYS

YOUNGCARE AMBASSADOR

JENN MATHESON

YOUNGCARE VOLUNTEER

JESSICA BOLLEN

YOUNGCARE GRANT RECIPIENT

FRANCES ABDALLAOUI

FOOD DIRECTOR, THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY

STEP 1

STEP 2

Set up your fundraising page and connect with your networks

STEP 3

Bake, decorate to help a mate!

STEP 4

Post your creation to Instagram using #yourcake, #youngcareoz and #womensweeklybirthdaycakebook

STEP 5

Congratulations on your epic #YOURCAKE creation! Thank you for supporting Youngcare!

How will my fundraising support Youngcare?

5,600 young Australians with disabilities are stuck in aged care simply because they have no other options. Consider this; you or someone you love has an accident that results in high care disability. What does your life look like now? Where would you live? Who would take care of you?

For 15 years Youngcare has been creating choice, independence and dignity for young people with disability by building homes that cater to their care needs and enable them to live the young lives they deserve.

But there is still so far to go. SIGN UP to help us create a future where every young person has the freedom and choice to live the lives we all deserve.

Baking #YOURCAKE and raising funds for Youngcare will:

Create change for people like Trina

Trina was a highly regarded medical scientist working on research to fight breast cancer. In the prime of her life she was knocked down by a debilitating stroke that left her in a wheelchair, paralysed on her left side.

After four months in hospital, she was moved into an aged care facility where she lived a lonely existence.

“I went from being a scientist to a place where there was very little stimulus; it was miserable.”

When she was given placement in Youngcare’s Wooloowin Share House in Brisbane, with three other young people with high care needs she felt like she had “won the lottery”.

“It’s been a breath of fresh air to come to a place where I’m encouraged to be independent,” she said.

Five years on and Trina is truly living the young life she deserves. She is a National Champion at Boccia and has plenty of creative stimulation to do beautiful artwork.

You can make this a reality for more young people with disabilities. So please, give the sweetest gift of all and SIGN UP for the #YOURCAKE Challenge today!

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Don’t have a copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book?

Purchase your very own 40th Anniversary Edition where all good books are sold, bookstores, supermarkets and newsagents.

Or check out the Children’s Birthday Cake recipes available online at Women’s Weekly FOOD.

Contact Us

Got a question about the #YOURCAKE Challenge?

Phone: 07 3041 3400

Email: fundraising@youngcare.com.au