Schoolgirl baking for Save Our Hospice campaign

Aimee-lou Haigh and her cupcakes in aid of St John's Hospice.
Aimee-lou Haigh and her cupcakes in aid of St John's Hospice.

A caring schoolgirl used her pocket money to bake cupcakes and raise money for The Visitor and Lancaster Guardian Save Our Hospice campaign.

Aimee-lou Haigh, 13, a pupil at Morecambe Community High School, saved up £10 and bought ingredients to make her own cupcakes using a recipe book her late grandmother had given to her.

She then spent a week baking, dividing her time between cooking and homework, to make 26 boxes of six delicious cupcakes, which she sold to family, friends and neighbours.

Aimee-lou and her mum Michelle presented the hospice with a cheque and Aimee-lou plans to carry on and bake as much as she can to raise as much money as she can.

Aimee-lou said: “My grandma passed away in the hospice so when I saw the campaign I wanted to help.

“I saved up all my pocket money and bought the ingredients and baked them all myself.

“We put some information on Facebook and made some leaflets and I sold them all.

“I thought I had finished then I got some more orders. I only planned on making £50 but I made £130.”

Aimee-lou’s great grandma is in Dolphinlee care home and Aimee has been busy baking cakes to sell at their Christmas fair.

She plans to carry on baking for the hospice during school holidays.

She said: “One of my teacher’s saw the Facebook page and said to me ‘well done’.

“One of my friend’s said she wants to bake some with me as well.”

“I do feel proud of myself and I want to carry on baking.”

Join in our Festive Cake Bake which runs from December 2 to 8 and help raise money for St John’s Hospice.