Bake It Cakes for Charity

As part of their term-long Bake It topic, Children at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs got cracking in the kitchen to raise money for Viking Day Unit cancer outpatient treatment centre at the QEQM Hospital in Margate.

Pupils were set the challenge of baking six sweet treats, including brownies, cookies, flapjacks, cupcakes and meringues. These were then sold to parents to raise money for charity.

Head of Year 5 Nicola Sedgewick said:

“Our pupils were incredibly proud, not just of their superb cooking skills, but that they could help to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Form captains from the year group met Viking Day Unit nurses Jo and Carrie when they visited Upton and had the chance to chat with them about the work they do and how vital donations are for the unit.

Mrs Sedgewick added:

“This gave our children the chance to hear how their excellent fundraising efforts will make a difference to so many people in our area. They also had the opportunity to chat with Jo and Carrie and find out a little about what life is like in an essential health service.

Jo and Carrie explained that the unit always has a wish list of equipment that is needed and they said that the money is very much appreciated.”

The Upton Bake It cake sale donation of £165 will go towards buying an ultrasound machine.

The Bake It learning topic covered a range of important areas including baking techniques, nutrition, and healthy eating.

Thank you, Upton Junior School, not just for your lovely story but also for your fundraising efforts. As Mrs Sedgewick said, it really does make a difference to everybody in our community. 

We’re sure your Bake It topic was great fun and your cakes tasted scrumptious, whilst teaching you teamwork and what is healthy and how to stay safe whilst baking. 

Well done for your hard work!