Children in Need: Girls raise funds with a cake sale

Yasmin Fry, 11, Rhianna Fry, 7, Abi Hughes, 6, Sharon Hughes (the lady), Hannah Smithard, 11 and Rosie Hughes, 8, at their cake sale.
Yasmin Fry, 11, Rhianna Fry, 7, Abi Hughes, 6, Sharon Hughes (the lady), Hannah Smithard, 11 and Rosie Hughes, 8, at their cake sale.
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FROM making cakes to wearing pyjamas, school pupils and businesses are raising money for Children in Need today.

And one group of friends decided to start their fundraising a little early this year with a cake sale.

The daughters of Sharon Hughes, who works in the Post Office in West Street, Fareham, got their friends together and raised £340 for Children in Need.

Abi, six, was joined by her older sister Rosie, eight, and their friends Yasmin and Rhianna Fry, 11 and seven, and Hannah Smithard, who is 11.

They stood in the rain selling cakes baked by themselves and employees at the Post Office.

Sharon said: ‘It was a good day actually despite the weather.

‘We all got a bit wet but luckily we were under a cover so it wasn’t too bad overall.

‘The girls were like people on a real market calling out for customers to buy the different cakes.’

It only took three hours for all the cakes to sell out and they even had some people buying whole batches.

Sharon added: ‘We had gingerbread, brownies, chocolate cornflakes cakes, cupcakes that were topped and decorated in different flavours and colours and shortbread.

‘Everyone worked hard to get a nice selection together for the customers.

‘We also managed to get some good raffle prizes from local businesses which also helped with the fundraising.

‘Ask Italian donated a meal for two with wine and The Vanguard and Capelli Hairdressers also gave us some brilliant gifts.’

Sharon’s daughters were overjoyed with the amount they raised.

Abi said: ‘It was good and I enjoyed it.

‘I liked making the cakes and eating the mixture.

‘My favourite cakes were the cornflake cakes and I want to hold another cake sale too.’

All over Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham, youngsters and businesses are donating for Children in Need.

To make a donation visit bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b