We have pledged a donation of £1,000 in support for the inspiring organisation, The Depressed Cake Shop, and we will be providing further support in kind throughout the year as part of our commitment to supporting local good causes.
The Depressed Cake Shop is a community of bakers and cake makers committed to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, using pop-up cake shops as a platform for raising funds and awareness. Trademark grey icing, hidden rainbow interiors and sad faces on the cakes not only allow bakers to express how they are feeling, but act as a talking point to encourage shop visitors to discuss mental health issues more openly.
The Depressed Cake Shop was recently a finalist in BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind Awards in recognition of the help it has given individuals who have to cope with mental health issues.
Our support will help fund the purchase of ingredients to produce the cakes and sweet treats which will go on sale at pop up events across Scotland and the UK. The funds raised from these events are then distributed to local mental health charities.
Further information will follow in the coming months about Depressed Cake pop up shops in and around our developments in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire.