Bake-off was the icing on the cake for fundraisers

Weatherfield Academy Children In Need fundraising
Weatherfield Academy Children In Need fundraising
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Pupils from Weatherfield Academy, Dunstable, got in the fundraising spirit by holding events for three different charities.

The school council raised more than £350 at its mufti fun run to boost the coffers of Weatherfield’s chosen charities, Computers Are Free For Everyone (CAFFE) and Happy Days.

Weatherfield Academy pupils take part in charity fun run

Weatherfield Academy pupils take part in charity fun run

CAFFE’s mission is to provide the best educational opportunities to the most underprivileged students.

Happy Days provides special holidays and day trips for children who suffer from severe illnesses and disabilities.

Tiffany Maddams, chairperson for the school council, said: “The afternoon was a fantastic opportunity for all our students to take part in the annual charity fun run.”

Co-ordinator of the school council, Carol Patterson, said: “Their enthusiasm, drive and willingness to do their best was absolutely amazing.

Weatherfield Academy fun run

Weatherfield Academy fun run

“ It is an absolute privilege to watch the pupils take part in such a worthy cause.

“Well done everyone at Weatherfield Academy, you really are trying hard to be the best person you can be.”

The school also raised more than £200 for Children In Need. The council held a special assembly and all pupils wore mufti clothes and they held a cake sale, raising £163.65.

A further £97 was collected from the staff bake-off, organised by Julie Murphy. The theme was A Children’s Party and they made savoury and sweet party food to be judged by the panel.

The winner was Mrs Tapp with cakes that looked like burgers. The plastic spatula was won by Mrs Bunker.

Headteacher Joe Selmes said: “It was amazing to see our vulnerable pupils taking part in Children In Need fundraising activities.

“Even with their own substantial problems, they could understand that other young people need support and help.”