Carer bake sale raises hundreds

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HUNDREDS of pounds were raised by carers in a mammoth cake baking session.

Headway Carers and Family Members group – whose members look after people suffering with brain injuries – hosted a well-attended tea and cake event to raise vital funds.

The fundraising scheme involved all the charity’s members cooking their own family recipes and selling them to the public.

Headway director and carer Margaret Stretch said: ‘Most people love cakes and I can’t think of a better reason to get everyone together than with  their love of baking and then sharing the enjoyment of eating them with others.’

Joy Ward, funding consultant said: ‘Headway’s service is vital in helping local people who are living with  brain injury, and our family members group have come up with a winning way to show their support.

‘The money raised will help support our services, providing individuals and families with information, advice, training and guidance. The support of our family members and carers is very much appreciated, especially in this difficult financial climate.’