An eight-year-old has raised a staggering £754 for St Catherine’s Hospice after hosting a two-hour bake sale!
Sofia, from Brindle, wanted to support the charity which cared for her grandma. Kathleen Durkin was looked after by the St Catherine’s community nurses at home, and Sofia came up with the idea of a bake sale to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.
She and her friends hosted the stall in the car park of the Cavendish Arms pub. Sofia, who attends Brindle St James’ CofE Primary School, said: “I was trying to raise £50, I didn’t think I would raise £754!
“We made cookies, chocolate cake, ginger biscuits, brownies, and lemon drizzle cake. I only ate one cookie myself!”
The family posted flyers around the neighbourhood to advertise the fundraiser, and members of the community offered to contribute treats for the stall as well as donations for St Catherine’s.
Emily Bate, Community Engagement Officer at the hospice, said: “Wow, what an amazing amount of money to raise in such a short space of time! We are blown away by Sofia’s incredible efforts – her cakes must have been delicious.
“We’re really grateful to Sofia and her family for supporting us in this way – her generous donation will make a huge difference to other local families as we help people to be comfortable at the hospice and in their own homes, and work with them to experience quality of life in the time that they have.
“From everyone at St Catherine’s, I’d like to say a great big ‘thank you’ to Sofia for her wonderful support!”
– If you would like to organise a sponsored feat or fundraising event for St Catherine’s Hospice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 629171.
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