Young bakers brave cold to raise charity funds

From left are Charlotte Fletcher, Hattie Barton, Lucy Fletcher from Riverside School and Lucy Took. (Photograph: JANE TOOK)

From left are Charlotte Fletcher, Hattie Barton, Lucy Fletcher from Riverside School and Lucy Took. (Photograph: JANE TOOK)

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THE baking skills of three of the youngest students from Tadcaster Grammar School have enabled them to present a cheque for more than £200 to Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Lucy Took, Hattie Barton and Charlotte Fletcher, together with Charlotte’s sister Lucy from Tadcaster’s Riverside School, baked hundreds of cupcakes and sold them during freezing temperatures earlier this year.

“We decided we wanted to raise money for charity and it was unanimous we would choose Breakthrough Breast Cancer, as this charity is special to us and some of our friends,” said Lucy Took aged 12. “On the day we were really cold, but our efforts raised £201 for this worthy cause,” she said.

The hard-working foursome presented an official cheque to representatives at the Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop in Tadcaster during the Easter holidays, much to the delight of officials at YCR.

“Without people supporting us in this way we just couldn’t exist,” said Susannah Todd, Communications Officer for Yorkshire Cancer Research. “The fact that these girls are so young makes it even more special and we are very grateful to them for giving up their time and for this wonderful donation,” she added.