Penryn College fundraising is icing on the cake
11:20am Saturday 7th July 2012 in News
It was the icing on the cake for a fundraising tutor group from Penryn College when they held a bake sale for their chosen charity.
After holding a variety of different sponsored events, such as bike rides and reading activities, students of 7SLJ decided that Cornwall Hospice Care would be the charity to support.
To celebrate the decision they sold cakes baked by themselves, friends and family members, as well as goodies donated by Rowes Bakery, Sainsbury’s and Asda for two raffles, to add to their total.
The lunchtime event proved extremely popular with other students in the school and raised a total of £325.
The youngsters were inspired over their cause by lab technician Trudy Westley, who spoke to them about the work of the hospice.
She has personal experience of what the Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s hospices do, after family members used them.
Mrs Westley said: “They need £5.4 million to run the two hospices. The government gives them 13 per cent and the rest is raised within Cornwall and the area.
The youngsters’ fundraising total has now reached over £500 and they are to be presented with a certificate by a representative of Cornwall Hospice Care.