A SUMMER fair will stage a competition to find the best cake in the Lake District whilst raising money for a vital charity.

The Lakeland Cake of the Year championship will be the highlight of the fair in the grounds of St Martin and St Mary’s CE primary school on Prince’s Road, Windermere on August 8.

All funds raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stalls will be available for hire, as long as you bring along a cake.

The cake contest is being revived by Jen Braithwaite and Eileen Jones of JB Cumbria who met when organising the original event ten years ago at the Briery Wood Hotel.

They raised money then for Alice’s Escapes, the charity set up to provide respite holidays for families with sick children, founded by Ulverston’s Alice Pyne. A teenager with terminal cancer whose bucket-list of things to do gained her thousands of social media followers.

Since then, Jen has organised several events for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the north-west.

The theme of the contest is 'Joy', which can be interpreted any way that a cake baker and decorator wishes. Cakes should be brought to the event on the day, and they will be auctioned during the afternoon.

The buyers will then take them home and provide feedback via a Facebook page, giving a score based on appearance and taste, to determine a winner.

“We know that people locally has struggled over the past year and wanted to organise a community event that would truly bring some joy back into their lives,” said Jen.

“And everyone loves cake!”

The fair, held from 2pm-4pm, will take place in a marquee on the school field.

To book a stall, email: jb_jbsconsulting@outlook.com

It’s a free event though donations to the charity will be encouraged.