Girls’ charity cake bake

Erin Thompson and Evie Loose
Erin Thompson and Evie Loose

Two schoolgirls organised a Charity Bake Sale and helped raise hundreds of pounds for good causes close to their hearts.

Evie Loose and Erin Thompson came up with the idea and asked friends and family to help bake them a selection on tasty treats.

At the fundraiser, which was held earlier this month, visitors could enjoy ice-cream cakes, shortbread, mini Victoria sponges, scones, peanut butter cookies, raspberry ruffles, flapjacks and cupcakes, to name a few.

Evie, 10, who has brittle bone disease and Erin, 11, who lost family friend John Paculabo to cancer, decided to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital – to say thanks for their care of Evie – and Cancer Research UK.

The pair designed posters and leaflets to let people know about the event and held the sale on Evie’s front drive on Saturday June 7.

Their efforts have so far helped to raise £380.

Evie’s parents said, “We were really proud of our daughter Evie and her friend Erin for all the work they did to raise money for Great Ormond Street and Cancer Research UK. To have two young people want to make a difference to these two charities and then to plan their idea, make it happen and raise so much money was brilliant.

“A big thanks to our friends and neighbours who came along and gave money generously in return for cakes – it felt like a party in our front garden!”

Erin’s parents Adrian and Karen Thompson, added, “As parents we are extremely proud of what the girls achieved for both these charities.

“This was something they planned themselves and we really wanted to support and encourage them in. Their efforts went beyond what any of us believed they could raise so we went to thank all those people who came along and supported the passion and enthusiasm of Erin and Evie.”

People can still donate online to the Evie and Erin’s cake sale at: www.justgiving.com/cakes4money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and www.justgiving.com/cakes4cancerresearch for Cancer Research UK.

For more information about the charities please visit: www.cancerresearchuk.org and www:gosh.org