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Lucy’s cake sale success

Fundraiser Lucy Newell

Published on 04 September 2018 01:04 PM

Eleven-year-old schoolgirl Lucy held a cake sale last week, to raise funds for vulnerable older people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Lucy Newell baked a variety of cakes and encouraged family and friends to do the same for the charity fundraising event at her home on bank holiday Monday. Lucy invited all her neighbours and passing dog walkers to pop in for a slice of cake and raised an amazing £353.

Lucy wanted to raise money for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin because it’s a cause very close to her heart. Lucy said: 'The reason I decided I would raise money for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is because my grandma has dementia and I thought I could do my part to help. My grandma loved baking so that’s why I did a cake sale'.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: 'We want to thank Lucy for her enormous achievement raising £353 from just one cake sale. What I find so heart-warming is the personal experience of Lucy’s grandmother that resonated so much, to the extent that Lucy wanted to fundraise to support local older people'.

If you would like more information about fundraising for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin to help vulnerable older people in your area, call us on 01743 233 123.

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