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Charity cake sale was the icing on the cake for Isobel
A twelve-year-old’s Charity cake sale fundraising efforts have proved a recipe for success as she baked her way to more than £300 for a local Hospice.
Isobel Bedford’s culinary skills helped her to raise £313.15 for us when she set up a charity cake sale stall close to her West Row home.
Isobel said: “I really like the charity and I just wanted to do something to help, my family also fundraise for the Hospice and we all really like helping.
“The Hospice helped my nana, it was a while ago, and although I didn’t get to meet her it feels nice to be able to help.”
The event, which took place late last month, was the third of its kind and saw members of the local community come together to support Isobel’s charitable efforts.
Isobel, who attends Soham Village College, said: “Usually we try to run the cake stall on the same day as a cycle ride which goes though the village, but this year we wanted to hold it on the Saturday which was the day before.
“I was a little worried as I thought we might not get as many people so not be able to raise as much, but we managed to raise even more than last year.
“It was really nice to see so many people from the village come to support us. We had some chairs out so they were able to sit down and my dad was busy making cups of tea in the kitchen. My aunty also came along with 20 cakes she had baked.”
Isobel comes from a family of fundraisers. Her mother Lorraine and Auntie have both taken part in our Girls Night Out, which Isobel is looking forward to taking part in as soon as she is old enough. Her brother also wore shorts until Christmas to raise funds for the Hospice.