Cancer charity cash was icing on cake

Gabby Hudson and Becky Robinson (right) sample some of the cakes made during the fundraising event.
Gabby Hudson and Becky Robinson (right) sample some of the cakes made during the fundraising event.

STUDENTS raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity by coming up with a host of imaginative fundraising activities.

Year 9 pupils at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Hartlepool, threw themselves into the event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Students from Dyke House Sports and Technology College with some of the many cakes they baked

Students from Dyke House Sports and Technology College with some of the many cakes they baked

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In just one day they raised £2,200 for the charity that supports people and their families in the battling against cancer.

Entitled Deadline Day, the students came up with a variety of different activities which had to be completed within a certain time.

Some completed a fundrasing walk to Roseberry Topping, others completed a triathlon and more rowed the length of the channel.

Others baked dozens of delicious cakes and sold them all, while more made a model solar system.

The day was topped off with a talent show and a raffle of prizes collected from town businesses throughout the day.

Andrew Murphy, head of Year 9, said: “It was fantastic. They really wanted to raise as much money and as they could.

“They decided what charity to do it for and how they were going to raise the money.

“It was character building and I think they learned as much in one day as they would have in the classroom.”