Cake sale raises funds for Japanese Red Cross

Some of the pupils who helped raise money for the Japanese Red Cross
Some of the pupils who helped raise money for the Japanese Red Cross

A CAKE and origami sale at Moira House School has helped raise more than £200 for the Japanese Red Cross.

Sophie Beland, an 18-year-old at Moira House, had a tense day waiting for emails from her family in Tokyo.

Sophie said, “I received the news that fortunately all my family survived and some have temporarily gone to Osaka because of severe aftershocks and the threat of radiation.”

The Japanese family of two other students at Moira House also survived and one of girl’s father is a doctor and has been very busy since the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Sophie and her friends recently organised a fundraiser for the Japanese Red Cross, which is helping at evacuation centres by providing food and water to the homeless survivors.

The girls sold cakes and origami figures at the school to raise a total of £218.

Sophie added, “The entire school has been very supportive of our cause, some of the students sacrificing their evenings and weekend to make origami figures or bake cakes to sell.”