Dunstable schoolgirl bakes goodies for NHS and raises over £1k

A talented Dunstable schoolgirl has been busy baking delicious treats to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 11:48 am

Isabelle Thasan, seven, has raised a fantastic £1,125 to help our heroes in blue thanks to her many hours in the kitchen spent weighing, sieving and mixing.

The mini masterchef has donated her bakes to the community, including to staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital - where her mum’s cousin Charlotte Bateman works - to her teachers at Lancot Challenger Academy, and to around 75 families.

Isabelle’s father Arone, 34, said: “It started really when she was struggling with learning at home and trying to keep focus, so we thought about doing a little bit of baking to raise money.

Left: Isabelle. Right: Donations to the L&D and to Lancot Challenger. Isabelle and mum Marieanne’s baking advice: ‘Don’t forget the vanilla!’

“We’ve been watching the news and I’m shielding, so she knows the importance of what the NHS is doing.

“We’re really proud of her; £1,125 is a fantastic amount!”

Isabelle’s three sisters and one brother are also very proud. The family would like to say thank you to the Co-op on Westfield Road for donating ingredients and to Lauren at ‘The Craft

Shed’ for creating a cup, badge and bag with Isabelle’s baking logo.

Commenting on why she started her baking challenge, Isabelle said: “Because I wanted to help the NHS. I took pictures [at the L&D] and they said thank you. My teachers said thank you as well. I am proud of the school.”