Acorns class students Bake Off
Posted on 15 February 2013
Students from Acorns class at Great Oaks Small School in Minster visited Pilgrims Hospices in Thanet on St Valentine’s Day (Thursday) to present more than £80 raised from a cake sale.
Teacher Ursula Ward, said: “Thank you so much for agreeing to meet up in person, especially at such short notice. Most of the class knew someone, family or friend, who has been cared for by Pilgrims Hospices. Our visit was so encouraging and cheerful that hopefully should the students need to visit anyone they love in the future, they will approach the visit more positively, and for some, with less fear of the unknown.
“Not only was it great that the students had done something for someone other than themselves, but hopefully their visit has helped them realise how important it is to raise funds for your hospices.”
Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager said: “It was a real privilege to meet all the students, who then presented some of the cakes and biscuits made to the day hospice patients and nursing team. When I then told the patients how much they had also raised for the hospice through the cake sale, they were welcomed with a huge round of applause for their efforts.
“Just seeing their faces was a sight to be seen. We really cannot thank them enough for thinking of us. The funds raised will enable us to provide care for all who need it, both within the hospice and at home.”