Sweet-toothed Wetherby residents were given a treat after a Wetherby school boy and his mum set themselves the challenge of baking 200 cupcakes for charity – in just five hours.
The cupcakes, which were baked by 16-year-old Adam Langrick and his mum Liz, were iced and decorated with a range of colours and fruits, using organic and fairtrade ingredients- taking the dedicated team of two nearly five hours to bake altogether.
Adam, who is currently sitting his GCSEs, said: “I really got into baking through my mum, she is a Food Technology teacher so she has always baked lots. We bake in school quite a bit too and I really enjoy doing it. It is for a good cause and is very worthwhile to see the end results too.”
The charity event, which took place at Wetherby Town Hall this month, saw the coffee and homemade cupcakes being served to locals and passers by who had dropped in to show their support for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a cancer charity which provides end-of-life care to terminally-ill patients in their own home.
At the event, Debbie Rhodes, development manager for the North of England at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “We want to say a big thank you to the people of Wetherby who have come out today and have supported us. Marie Curie saves lives and we now work with people who are not just cancer patients, but many people who are in need of end-of-life care in our hospices and in their own homes.”
Wetherby’s Marie Curie Fundraising Group, which meets every six weeks at the Woodhall Hotel and Spa, coordinates a number of events, including tea parties and auctions. They are currently looking for new volunteers in the Wetherby area.
If you would like to get involved call Laura Fyfe on 01937 587271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org