Bake a cake to help young people with disabilities

NATIONAL not-for-profit organisation Youngcare has whipped up its #YOURCAKE Challenge for a second year, calling on Aussies to bake, decorate and help a mate in support of the thousands of young people with high physical support needs across the country.

From 21–29 May, #YOURCAKE Challenge bakers will choose their favourite cake from the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book and raise much-needed funds for disability housing, equipment and home modifications.

Maleny’s Stephanie Pidd, lives with a degenerative disease known as Ataxia-telangiectasia and is non-verbal.  Youngcare donations allowed Stephanie and her family to purchase a modified van big enough to accommodate her motorised wheelchair and other equipment.

Stephanie’s mum Beverley said how thrilled her daughter was to participate in the challenge having already baked the  childhood favourite ‘swimming pool’ cake. “Because of Youngcare Stephanie can go out more, and can stay independent and stay happy,” she said.