Young bakers boost funds for cancer charity

Freya Shacklock and Cari Panton hold a cake sale.
Freya Shacklock and Cari Panton hold a cake sale.

Two busy cake bakers who wanted to support a cancer charity have raised cash through a sale at their home.

Nine year old Freya Shacklock, of Whiston Crescent, Clifton, teamed up with her cousin Cari Panton, 19, of Pedley Lane, for the delicious fundraiser.

The cooks both came up with the idea of a cake sale to raise money for Cancer Research.

Both Cari and Freya have been affected by cancer in their family and this was their way of giving something back to help fight the cause.

The two were busy with the help of their brothers and mums, making various cakes in the run up to the event held on Wednesday, October 28.

Customers were ready and waiting as the doors were opened for business in Pedley Lane.

The sale ran for four hours and had many family and friends arrived to buy their tasty fare.

On offer were cakes such as fruit cake, Victoria sponge, chocolate cake, shortbread, cheese biscuits, oat and raisin bites - plus many more.

Freya and Cari also ran a competition on the day to guess the amount of sprinkles decorating a specific cake.

The whole event was a massive success, enjoyed by many and together with gift aid they raised £252 to help support Cancer Research.

Freya, who attends Henlow Academy Middle School, loves to bake and Cari has been baking since a young age with her specialty of Victoria sponge a winner with her family.

Cari and Freya would like to thank everyone who supported the day and made it such a successful fundraising occasion.