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Hold a Hot Cross Bunraiser to help those living in poverty this Easter.

As we approach Easter, why not get together with friends, family or your parish and enjoy some hot cross buns together.

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Organise a Hot Cross Bunraiser!

How to organise your own ‘Hot Cross Bunraiser’!

You’re holding a Hot Cross Bunraiser! This is a great event for catching up with friends and raising funds to transform the lives of people overseas.

Here is a guide to setting up a Bunraiser event.

1. Set up your event

Choose a venue, date and time, buy or prepare the buns and drinks, get some volunteers to help serving clearing up etc. For more advice go to our 'How to organise a safe event page'

If you’re feeling competitive, run a ‘bake off’ - ask your bakers to enter a bun or cake to be judged.  People can donate as a way of voting for the different cakes!

Try to get Fairtrade and/or organic drinks and ingredients where possible.

Set up a JustGiving page for people to donate too. Don't be afraid to ask for donations, you'll be amazed at how generous people will be!

2. Promote your Bunraiser

Ask your friends, family and parish to join in and use social media to spread the word!

Promote your Bunraiser through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc), and even the local press! Put a notice in your parish newsletter and encourage people to bring along friends and family. See our top tips for more ideas on how to promote your event.

3. Get brewing and baking!

Choose your drinks and get baking! Share the recipes for any buns or cakes online, so that people can recreate their favourites. Ask for a donation for recipes which people use.

4. Hold your event

Perhaps talk about some examples of the kind of work that CAFOD is doing around the world to encourage people to give more. You could show a video from our YouTube Channel.

If you know a particularly accomplished baker, ask them to bake a large bun and auction it off whole!

5. Collect and pay in your donations

If you have used a JustGiving page the money will come directly to us. If you have cash, you can pay it in via the website.

If you have any questions, please email You can also use this address to let us know what you’ve been up to, and send us any pictures!

Try our amazing Hot Cross Bun recipes to put the fun into Easter and raise funds for CAFOD