Sparks is a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.

Since 1991, Sparks have provided over £26 million to 265 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK. Of course, a charity like this depends on the support and fundraising efforts of many people. Between the 15th-18th May 2014, Sparks are asking people to help them raise some much ‘kneaded dough’ by joining their ‘Bake For Bumps’ cake sale.

You can entice your friends, family or colleagues with some home baked treats and in doing so, help children and families whose lives have been affected by serious illness or disability.

So, get baking and join the likes of Matt Dawson, who chose his mum’s favourite carrot cake recipe. If you register for ‘Bake for Bumps’ through the Sparks website, they’ll send you a pack full of fundraising tips, ideas and recipes to get you started.