Marlwood School student raises cash for cancer charity through cake sale in Thornbury

Molly and her friend Sophie Templar manning the stall on the day of the cake sale

Molly and her friend Sophie Templar manning the stall on the day of the cake sale

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by , Gazette reporter

A PUPIL from Marlwood School joined 116,000 people nationwide in the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise funds for a cancer charity.

Molly Hobbs,14, decided she wanted to take part and help Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting her own cake sale.

The year 10 student has always had a passion for baking and completed a Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene online over the summer.

“Baking is a real passion of mine and when a cake sale was suggested to me, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to not only pursue my passion but also to raise some money for a really worthy cause while doing so.”

Once Molly had been given the green light she set about researching exactly how much she would need to bake to make a profit for Macmillan, the amounts of ingredients she would need, what the costing would be, and even contacted her local Tesco store in Thornbury to help with the cost of the ingredients.

Kerrie Pople, store manager, was so impressed by the organisation and planning on Molly’s part that she generously donated all of the ingredients required to bake a variety of cakes, cupcakes and cookies that were sold on the day.

Molly baked over 100 cupcakes, two large cakes for staff, 100 cookies and an assortment of different flavour brownies on Friday, 27 September.

On the day of the cake sale, Molly and her friend Sophie Templar, manned the stall for the duration of their break and lunch and managed to raise an impressive £168.20.

She said: “Macmillan is close to my heart because I feel that as a charity it can provide a lifeline for families going through such a traumatic experience.

“I was so pleased with the success and the generosity of the pupils at Marlwood and really feel that it was a beneficial experience for me. It helped me build up my confidence, not only with my baking skills but in myself as a person.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported me, including Kerrie at Tesco, Miss Price, and everyone who believed in me. I am so pleased with the outcome of this event that I am already planning my next mission.”

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