Children get baking to help others

FRIENDS Kyle Davidson, aged 10, and Olivia Cheasley, nine, organised a bake sale at the Emersons Green Library to raise money for charity Help Bristol’s Homeless.

Kyle’s mum Annmarie said: “Kyle, Olivia and a few of their classmates decided back in January that they wanted to help those in our community who are less fortunate than themselves. They formed a group called The Money Raisers and have spent their playtimes and lunch breaks coming up with ideas of how they could help.”

They approached Emersons Green library, where they are regular visitors, and set up a stall selling cakes and treats during their Saturday morning Lego Club, raising a total of £128 for the charity, in April.

Pictured with them are Kyle’s siblings Clara, Ethan and Owen, and Olivia’s siblings Elliot and Alicia Cheasley.

EMERSONS Green Primary School children raised money to help fund a school trip by baking and selling cakes.

The school’s ‘mission leaders’ – also known as the school council – organised the event, making posters and writing notices for the school newsletter as well as making a variety of cakes and treats and selling them to fellow pupils, staff and parents.

Head of school Soraya Young said: “This event was not just about indulging in sweet delights; it was about coming together to support a common goal.”

The money raised will help pay for a trip to Slimbridge later this term.

Mrs Young said: “We want to extend a huge congratulations to our children for organising the event and thanks to the school community for supporting it by donating and buying cakes.”