YOUNG fundraisers have helped raise £167 for a national charity by selling homemade cakes to shoppers.
School pupils Caitlyn Groves and Lauren Allison, both 13, were selling cakes at a stall in the foyer of the Tesco Extra store, in Burn Road, Hartlepool, in aid of Comic Relief.
The Dyke House Sports and Technology College pupils helped bake more than 700 cakes, along with Lauren’s grandmother, Sheila Allison, who lives in Percy Street, after obtaining a fundraising pack.
Lauren’s mum, Susan Garbutt, works in the Tesco store as a section manager and she helped organise the stall for the cake sale.
Sheila said: “It was a brilliant day and we were delighted to raise £167 from selling cakes to shoppers.
“It is the first time that Lauren and Caitlyn have sold cakes for Comic Relief but they are keen to do it again next year because it was such a success.”
Fundraisers throughout the North-East will be aiming to raise lots of money for Comic Relief when a host of comedians and comediennes – including Lenny Henry and Miranda Hart – join forces to help the needy.
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