Whilst many of us are inspired weekly by the baking delights created on the ‘Great British Bake off’ local East Grinstead boy Henry, aged 9, set out to do more than watch.
In order to achieve his silver award at Cubs, Henry was set the task to raise money for a chosen charity. Without hesitation, he chose to support his local NHS charity (QVH Charity). He was an avid clapper on a Thursday evening throughout lockdown and due to Covid19, the NHS was at the front of his mind.
The cakes Henry decided to sell were cupcakes; chocolate & vanilla, chocolate rice crispy cakes, chocolate chip cookies, blueberry muffins (his favourite) and then Mum baked a fruit cake to add to the mix. Henry enjoys baking with his mum, especially cracking the eggs & taste testing. He is less keen on the clearing up. After leafleting the local neighbours, and telling friends, he set up his stall outside his house to sell. He had a roaring trade and everyone was very generous with their donations.
Camilla Slattery, head of fundraising for QVH Charity said: “Henry is definitely our very own ‘star baker’. What a fantastic initiative! We would love to encourage other children and families in our community to come together and do the same. Our hospital charity provides vital support to the hospital and your donations help us make such a difference both to staff and patients. This is a great way to support your local hospital. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about how to get started.”