Schoolgirl’s sweet gesture raises £130

Aimee-lou Haigh and her cup-cakes in aid of St John's Hospice.
Aimee-lou Haigh and her cup-cakes 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 plans to carry on and bake as often 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’.

lIn a few simple steps you can raise money for St John’s Hospice and have fun baking at the same time.

The first of many events throughout our year-long Save Our Hospice campaign is our Festive Cake Bake from December 2 to December 8.

Bake a cake yourself and get your friends and colleagues to bake tasty treats for a Festive Cake Bake on any day between December 2 and 8.

Sell as many cakes as possible and give the money to the #SaveOurHospice appeal.

If you are planning to hold a Festive Cake Bake, email or call 01524 834049.