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Harrison and Hayden’s home baked cakes promote community spirit

Posted on 5 December 2016

In November Harrison and Hayden Hopkins decided they wanted to make cakes and sell them in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. So one Saturday they donned their chef’s outfits baked cakes and then changing into hospice tee shirts, visited houses close to their home in the community of Challock offering cakes for a donation. They raised an amazing £86.65 as a result.

Their mum, Sally Brooks explained: “They are members of the 1st Faversham (Whelers Own) Beavers and were challenged to do something special for their Community badge and as their Gran Sylvia Bird comes to the Therapy Centre in Ashford, they wanted to fundraise for Pilgrims too.


“They baked all the cakes themselves and went round the local streets and sold them. When they came home they even went in their own money boxes to buy cakes from each other.

“I am very proud of them, they did so well.”

It was such a pleasure to meet the boys.

Rachel Vernall Community Fundraising Assistant who received the money said: “It was such a pleasure to meet the boys. They were clearly enthusiastic about supporting us and I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of Pilgrims for all their efforts.”

Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise £11 million a year from the local community to continue to offer services free of charge and events and it is really special when young supporters come up with such creative ways to support us.

For more information about events in aid of Pilgrims Hospices visit events and challenges or like the Pilgrims Facebook page. If you would like to put on an event, please contact your local Pilgrims Hospices fundraising team. 


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