TWO youngsters have raised £100 for charity by making and selling cakes.
Finlay and Freya Bell, of Cheddleton, decided they wanted to collect money for Cancer Research and also help a dogs’ charity.
After thinking of ways to raise cash they seconded their mum, grandmother and aunties into helping them to bake cakes.
The brother and sister then decided they would sell the products at a Totally Locally market in Leek, outside their mum’s Bo-Belles children’s clothing shop in Stanley Street.
Finlay, aged 10, who attends St Edward’s Academy in Leek, said: “Freya and myself decided by ourselves that we wanted to raise money for Cancer Research and a dogs’ charity.
“We finally agreed that we would sell cakes, so we got some of our family to help us make them.
“At the Totally Locally market day we set up a table ouside my mum’s shop and people bought the cakes from us.
“|My mum takes part in the Race For Life for Cancer Research, so we wanted to raise money for the same charity.
“Also we both like dogs, so we agreed to split any money we made from our stall.
“I was very happy to make £100 as I did not think we would manage to raise so much money in such a short time.”
Freya, aged seven, who attend St Edward’s First School in Cheddleton, said: “I wanted to do something to help people, and I also like puppies.
We helped to make some of the cakes which we then sold on a stall outside the shop. We managed to sell all the cakes in the morning.”
Mum Susanna said the two children had organised everything themselves after coming up with the idea. She said: “I am very proud of both of them.
They just told me one day what they wanted to do and they had all the input into organising the fund-raising project.
“They asked some of the family to help them produce some cakes including myself, their grandmother and aunties. To raise £100 in just over two hours was very pleasing for them.
“I am now in the process of obtaining two £50 cheques from the bank to send to both charities.”