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It is with regret that, due to a lack of confirmed interest, we have cancelled the "Bake-Off" on Friday, 18th October 2019. We are sorry for any disappointment that this will cause some.

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This year's charity

Each year, the team at PFP nominates and votes to decide which charities to raise funds for, either by way of sponsorship for sporting or other challenges that we undertake during the year, or by donating royalties from the publications we write for.

Our 2019 charity is Back Up:

Back Up exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.

That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most. It also means challenging perceptions of disability - that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. Many of their volunteer and staff team have been affected by spinal cord injury, and have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. They support over 1,000 people a year to lead the life they want. They are there at every stage, and they are there for families and loved ones too.

Back Up’s outreach team deliver vital wheelchair skills training in hospitals and spinal centres, and contact people once they return home, offering an understanding ear and practical advice. Their residential courses help people with a spinal cord injury build confidence, providing them with a supportive network and opportunities to learn life skills that allow them to be as independent as possible. The ‘Back Up to Work’ course and education inclusion service support people as they find their way back to work and education. Their mentoring service matches people with a spinal cord injury and their family members with someone who has been through the same situation. They are there to listen on a regular basis and help people move forwards with their lives.

To find out more about the work that Back Up does, please visit their website https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/ or read their blogs Back Up blogs.

To see what a difference they make, watch this YouTube video.

Testimonials

My name is Amy and I am now 24. I have cerebral palsy, which I why I can’t talk or walk. This often means people don’t realise I am otherwise a normal human being.
My name is David. I’m 52 years old and live with my wife, Lesley, and ‘Bernie’ our very affectionate and inquisitive Jack Russell. I was involved in a serious accident at work in 2005 and broke my back and suffered an acquired brain injury.
I am Jack's Mum and Court of Protection appointed Deputy. Jack has cerebral palsy, which has a profound impact on every aspect of his daily life.