Will Sooty's cakes rise like a well-behaved soufflé or fall at the final curdle?
CITV’s Sooty and Sweep have collaborated with TV personality Michelle Heaton in the kitchen for a fun-packed photo shoot to raise some dough for Sport Relief. Sweep has slipped on his boxing gloves to show his knockout support for Sport Relief.
The UKs favourite bear has been ‘Izzy Wizzy’ baking cakes for a Sport Relief Bake Sale in a bid to inspire the nation to get their baking trays out and raise some money for Sport Relief.
Designer Orla Kiely created Sooty and Sweep’s new look and she has created a limited edition apron for Sport Relief. During each episode, the apron is presented to the winner of ‘The Great Sport Relief Bake Off’. Now you can buy the apron too. It is available exclusively from Sport Relief official partners: brands-for-less homewareretailer, HomeSense, TK Maxx stores, tkmaxx.com and sportrelief.com. The apron retails at £12.99 with at least £5.25 going to Sport Relief.
Sooty and Sweep’s aprons were printed by CMYUK - specialist print solution provider - at their demo suite in Shrewsbury on their MTEX Blue direct-to-textile printer. The MTEX Blue is a new complete solution for direct digital printing & fixing prints on to fabrics, with no minimum print run.
Robin East is a Director of CMYUK. He said:
“The printing of the little aprons to match the larger ones, was made possible by the revolutionary ‘digital’ nature of the printer. The Sooty & Sweep aprons were printed directly onto the fabric, then heat-treated inline - a continuous two-step inline process of print and fix. We’re thrilled to have been able to help.”
Martin Pritchard from The Sewing Machine on Shrewsbury High Street made the mini aprons.
The UK has been inspired to join in the Sport Relief fun and games. People are hosting their own bake sales to raise money to help transform people’s lives both across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities. So if you're a fan, the apron is the perfect way to ‘rise to the occasion’, supporting a great cause whilst baking yourself proud in the kitchen.
Richard Cadell, who is Sooty’s right hand man, told us Sooty had whispered in his ear that holding a bake sale is a piece of cake and he and Sweep had loads of fun with their new friend Michelle, even if she was a little bit messy in the kitchen!
Michelle Heaton said: “I urge everyone to put on a pinny, get baking and throw a showstopping bake sale for Sport Relief. Baking with Sooty & Sweep was the icing on the cake for me! By purchasing this apron from HomeSense and TK Maxx you can help to transform people’s lives both across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities."
£262 million has been raised since 2002 by Sport Relief. The Sport Relief Games will take place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th March, bringing the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.
Some people are living very tough lives and the money raised from the apron will go towards helping them. Half of the money raised by the public for Sport Relief is used to make a difference in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.