Sweet treats help to raise funds for wildlife charity

Sweet treats help to raise funds for wildlife charity

29th June 2015


STAFF and students who got their teeth into a charity cake bake and buy stall have helped raise money to support the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals.

A range of cup cakes, jam tarts, biscuits and tray bakes were quickly snapped up from the stall at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, manned by student Sophie Blenkiron, 15, of Hudswell, and teaching assistant Sharon Thomson.

A stream of staff and students visited the stall during break-time to buy a cake and a raffle ticket, with the chance to win a heart-shaped cake donated by school data manager Kirstie Thornton.

The stall made £120 in aid of The Wildlife Haven rescue and rehabilitation centre at Thirsk after school receptionist Tracey Fox asked if it could be a recipient of any fundraising.

"They take in all sorts of animals at the centre but have to rely on donations to care for them," explained Tracey.

"People at school have been fantastic making cakes for the stall, including Sophie's mum who made lots, and supporting it by buying a cake. I'm sure the centre will be very pleased with the donation."  

Since opening in Thirsk in 2008, the family-run Wildlife Haven has taken in more than 5,000 animals from bats to badgers, owls to otters, operating a 24-hour service and telephone helpline.

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