Fundraising cake bake

Fundraising St Lukes church members pictured with the new tree planted to replace the one that had to be cut down.
Fundraising St Lukes church members pictured with the new tree planted to replace the one that had to be cut down.

CHURCH members are coming together to raise vital funds for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) society.

St Luke’s Church, in Tunstall Avenue, Hartlepool, is holding the Cake Break event on Saturday, April 27 between 10am and 11.30am, in the Parish Centre, to raise funds.

MS is a condition of the central nervous system and affects around 100,000 people in the UK.

It is normally diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and affects almost three times as many women as men.

Church member Pauline Shaw said: “There will be a huge variety of delicious, handmade cakes, large and small to eat in with a cuppa or take away.

“There will also be a raffle, quizzes, a cookery book stall and handmade cards for sale.

“Entrance is £1, including drinks.”

Once diagnosed, MS is a life limiting illness, but treatments and specialists can help manage the symptoms.

The cause is still unknown and a cure has not yet been found.