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Great Gonerby family raise a truly scrumptious amount at cake sale

Children in Need cake sale in Great Gonerby EMN-151130-171142001
Children in Need cake sale in Great Gonerby EMN-151130-171142001

A cake baking family from Great Gonerby have raised a fantastic £840 at their annual cake sale in aid of Children in Need.

Chief cake sale organiser, Harry Williamson, aged 13, who had the initial idea to run a cake sale for Children in Need four years ago, enlisted the help of his sister, Maisie, aged eight and his mum, Abi to help run this year’s stall in Gonerby Post Office.

Harry’s grandmother, Anne Durrands, who used to be the postmaster at Gonerby Post Office was also on hand to help at the event, along with the current postmaster, Stuart Wilson.

Mum, Abi said: “The support this year was fantastic - we had so many cakes and raised an incredible amount for charity. Harry was absolutely delighted with how it went!”

The sale, which took place on November 14, featured hundreds of delicious home-made cakes generously donated by local villagers, friends, family and colleagues.

“We started making cakes a few weeks before the event,” said Abi, “just to make sure we had enough to go around, as the event is always so well supported.”

Harry’s cousins, Felicity and Izzy Durrands also made the most of sampling many of the cakes on the day, amongst the crowds of people.

This year’s amount of £840, was the second biggest amount the event has raised over the four years. In previous year’s the cake sale has made, £650, £969 and £800 - making the grand total raised well over £3,000 for Children in Need.

Alongside the cake sale, Abi and Maisie also took part in this year’s Race for Life, to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

Abi added: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped to make this year’s event such a big success and look forward to doing it all again this time next year.”


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