Young bakers raise hundreds for community hospice
PUBLISHED: 09:54 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:58 05 December 2016
Pupils held a bake sale last month
Pupils at an Erith school have helped thousands of people after raising money for a local hospice.
Children at The Business Academy Bexley held a bake sale last month, selling all sorts of cakes and treats to parents and teachers alike.
Altogether, the youngsters raised £433.57 for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.
The hospice provides end of life care as well as support for families dealing with grief.
Community fundraiser Augusta Adu stressed the importance of the donation.
She said: “As a charity, we need to raise £3million in donations every year.
“Whilst we run our own events, donations like these are so important to make sure we can keep running.
“The hospice has been running for 25 years and we want to keep on providing our services to more families in the future.”
The money raised by the school’s young bakers will go towards services including ‘Light up a Life’ events, which see family and friends celebrate the life of loved ones they have lost.