Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting NORTHERN ECHO to 80360 or email us
Homemade cakes a hit at Chester-le-Street school
Updated 11:00am Friday 28th March 2014 in News
SCHOOLGIRL Grace Maughan came up with a mouth-watering way to help the fight against cancer.
Grace, a Year 9 student at Park View School in Chester-le-Street, who is a member of First Great Lumley Guides and is working towards her Baden Powel Award, decided to bake and sell cakes.
Grace decided to raise money for Breast Cancer Research as part of this Award.
She chose the charity as a family member and those of her friends suffered from breast cancer.
With help from her mother, Grace made 250 individual cakes to sell to fellow students at during break times.
Two of Grace’s friends, Jessica Creaby-Atwood and Olivier Lawrence, helped her to sell the cakes, which sold out in just one break and raised £106.
Grace said: “It was hard work making all the cakes, but it was worth it for the charity.
“I was overwhelmed by the support from other students in school who bought the cakes and helped me to raise the money.’’
School headtacher Iain Veitch said: “I am very proud of Grace raising money for such a worthy cause.”
Hannah Keighley, Head of Year Nine, said: “I'm very proud of the efforts Grace and her friends have made in raising money for this fantastic charity.”