A sweet way to raise charity cash

Thomas Clarkson Community College pupils selling cakes to raise money for Ferry Project-Luminus Group
Thomas Clarkson Community College pupils selling cakes to raise money for Ferry Project-Luminus Group

THERE were a host of strange characters wandering around Wisbech town centre on Monday, but it was all for a good cause.

A class of Year 7 students from the town’s Thomas Clarkson Community College donned fancy dress and took to the streets to sell cakes.

They were raising money for Luminus’ Ferry Project, a charity that helps homeless people in the area.

The students also did a sponsored walk, in their costumes, to raise cash for the Red Cross.

The fundraiser was part of a school project called ‘Pay It Back’. Inspired by Martin Luther King, it aims to get students doing things for the community and promotes equality.

The cake stall and walk were just two of the ideas thought up by the students of class 7EB1.

Teacher Tony Moore, who dressed as Batman for the occasion, said the pupils got right behind the idea. Each student brought in cakes and it was estimated between 300 and 400 were baked for the day. The fancy dress was also imaginative, ranging from pyjamas to homemade Tweedledum and Tweedledee outfits.

Around £50 was raised from the sale of the cakes, which was presented to The Ferry Project in the afternoon.