Hartlepool school’s recipe for charity success

TREAT: Teaching assistant at St Aidan's Primary School, Fiona Davison, is served cake and coffee by pupils Sage Jubb and Joe Cosgrave
TREAT: Teaching assistant at St Aidan's Primary School, Fiona Davison, is served cake and coffee by pupils Sage Jubb and Joe Cosgrave
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KIND-HEARTED school staff got busy in the kitchen to raise funds for a cancer charity.

St Aidan’s Primary School, in Loyalty Road, Hartlepool, held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

It raised an impressive £238.37 after teaching and non-teaching staff baked cakes and sold them to parents, carers and members of the community, as well as parishioners from St Aidan’s Church.

More than 200 cakes baked or bought by more than 30 members of staff were on sale during the event, which was organised by teaching assistant Fiona Davison.

Mrs Davison said: “It was just for the community. Some people sat and ate the cakes inside as we had tables out, and they had a chat with friends.

“We also had a raffle of a cake which was made by a relative of Nicola Cosgrave, a teaching assistant.

“It was made with white fondant icing and had a Macmillan mug and biscuits on it.

“It was too nice to cut into slices so we raffled it.

“It was won by Katie Race, a member of staff.

“It was a good chance for all of the school to get together and all the money has gone to Macmillan.

“Quite a few members of staff have had dealings with Macmillan.

“It’s amazing how many people we have spoken to who have had experience of the charity, they need all the money they can get.”

The raffle was drawn by Father Leon Rogers of St Aidan’s Church during the school’s harvest festival assembly.

The morning was held as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning but postponed to enable people to attend other similar events.