Upton pupils get baking in aid of QEQM cancer treatment centre

Upton pupils baked for charity

Children at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs have been cooking up tasty treats for charity.

As part of their term-long Bake It topic, pupils in Year 5 got cracking in the kitchen to raise money for Viking Day Unit cancer outpatient treatment centre at the QEQM Hospital in Margate.

Pupils were set the challenge of baking six sweet treats, including brownies, cookies, flapjacks, cupcakes and meringues.

These were then sold to parents to raise money for the charity.

Head of Year 5 Nicola Sedgewick said: “Our pupils were incredibly proud, not just of their superb cooking skills, but that they could help to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Form captains from the year group met Viking Day Unit nurses Jo and Carrie when they visited Upton and had the chance to chat with them about the work they do and how vital donations are for the unit.

Mrs Sedgewick added: “This gave our children the chance to hear how their excellent fund raising efforts will make a difference to so many people in our area.

“They also had the opportunity to chat with Jo and Carrie and find out a little about what life is like in an essential health service.

“Jo and Carrie explained that the unit always has a wish list of equipment that is needed and they said that the money is very much appreciated.”

The Upton Bake It cake sale donation of £165 will go towards buying an ultrasound machine.

The Bake It learning topic covered a range of important areas including baking techniques, nutrition, and healthy eating.