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Cake sale proves a winning formula for hospice

Baking and selling cakes may not be rocket science but it helped a school raise more than £450 for a hospice.
The Brittons Academy Back L-R Lynn Herbert and Gillian Gilbert resized (cropped)
Staff at The Brittons Academy in Rainham enjoyed a cup of tea and a slice of cake while having fun with a photo booth to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

And pupils, who nominated the hospice as the charity to benefit from the money raised, also got to sample the delicious homemade treats.

On Wednesday (December 9th) the school handed over a cheque for £464, along with two exciting food hampers, which were put together from items donated by staff.

"It was a fantastic day and we couldn't have done it without the help of all the Science Technicians," said Lynn Herbert, a Senior Science Technician at the school.

"It was the children who chose Saint Francis Hospice as it is an amazing charity.

"I think everyone knows someone who has been supported by the hospice and we want to do what we can to ensure it continues its good work."

Linda Borg, Fundraising Co-Ordinator at the hospice praised the school's efforts and said, "We are truly grateful to the school for organising this event and to the caring pupils who nominated Saint Francis Hospice as the charity to receive the money raised. 

The Brittons Academy Back L-R Lynn Herbert and Gillian Gilbert resized
"Their generosity will go a long way in helping us to continue providing the excellent standard of care we do to around 4,000 people affected by life limiting illnesses every year.

"We hope this fundraising initiative will also inspire other schools to get involved and raise money for the hospice."

Pictured from left to right: Lynn Herbert, Senior Science Technician, Linda Borg, Fundraising Co-Ordinator and Gillian Gilbert, a Support and Guidance Manager, along with pupils from The Brittons Academy
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