Kingston students baked and sold cakes
|Henry Hudson and Jess Edwards present
a cheque for £445.43 to Director Chris Bale
Students at Kingston Grammar School raised almost £450 for Partnership for Children by baking and selling cakes and cookies.
The idea came from a meeting of each year’s charity representatives and was organised entirely by the students.A group of about 20 students baked cakes, cookies and muffins for parents’ open evenings, and made a large poster explaining what Partnership for Children does.
“We thought it was very important to tell people where the money was going,” said Henry Hudson, one of the organisers. “Instead of selling the cakes we asked people to make a donation – some gave 30p but some gave £10.”
Why did the students choose to raise money for Partnership for Children?
“We like to support smaller charities and Partnership for Children is local and based very close to our school, but it helps children all over the world,” said Henry.
“We also liked the fact that it helps young children because many of us have younger brothers and sisters.”