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Community sells tasty cakes for YEP appeal

Sandra Wilson from The Oval, Killingbeck, with youngsters who held a cake sail and fundraiser for the YEP Half and Half Appeal as part of Bake A Difference, from left, Millie Reed 7, Lucy Reed 9, Izzy Deering 8, Kieran McBride 10, Ellie Roberts 12.

Sandra Wilson from The Oval, Killingbeck, with youngsters who held a cake sail and fundraiser for the YEP Half and Half Appeal as part of Bake A Difference, from left, Millie Reed 7, Lucy Reed 9, Izzy Deering 8, Kieran McBride 10, Ellie Roberts 12.

KILLINGBECK residents enjoyed some treats in the sun to raise money for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Half and Half Appeal.

A cake and bun sale was held at the Oval to boost funds for the city’s two hospices - raising nearly £200 in total.

The event on Sunday came after our call for readers to ‘Bake A Difference’ and hold a cake sale, coffee morning or tea party for the Half and Half appeal in aid of St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospices. The initiative was part of Local Newspaper Week which this year was centred around Making A Difference.

Mandy Proctor, 51, who helped arrange the event, thanked the local community for all their work and support and businesses who helped.

She said: “I think it went really well. I am happy with the money raised. Everybody worked together as a team. We had gorgeous buns that people had made and they were just flying out.”

Other activities included a guess the name of the teddy competition and the fundraisers also went door-to-door to reach people who did not make the event. In a separate fundraiser children at Bruntcliffe School in Morley also helped bring in more than £30 for the hospices by baking cakes.

Now we are calling on you to raise more money for the appeal, believed to be the longest running newspaper charity campaign in the country, and help reach the £3m mark.

Organise an event - large or small - and tell us about it so we can feature it in the newspaper.

There are now new and easier ways to donate to the YEP’s Half and Half Appeal. Visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/YEPHalfandHalfAppeal to donate online - where you can also leave a message.

Anyone planning a fundraiser email joanna.wardill@jpress.co.uk or tweet @Leedsnews.

 

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