Glasgow mum Alison Craig and her friends showed off their baking skills as they proved the power of both cake and community by raising £1,500 for children and young people with cancer by supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The group whipped up lots of tasty treats to sell at their coffee morning at St John's Renfield Church in Kelvindale; and also held a raffle and offered children’s face painting.
Supporter Alison Craig said: "We were really excited to take on the challenge of fundraising for CLIC Sargent and are thrilled we beat our target of £1,000 by raising £1,500.
"My friend’s 18 month old daughter has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and we decided to show our support by holding a baking, art and clothing sale in our local church hall. The kids loved the face painting and some local businesses donated great raffle prizes too.
"Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was a fantastic opportunity to show our support for children with cancer, and their families."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael McLean said: "We’re so pleased that Alison and her friends have chosen to support CLIC Sargent during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their valued support.
"Money may seem unimportant when a child is diagnosed with cancer, but families caring for a child with cancer often find that their costs go up and their income goes down. So money raised this September could help one more family move forward together.
"Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer, and of CLIC Sargent’s work supporting young cancer patients and their families."
Find out more
To find out how you can organise your own event to support children and young people with cancer, and their families, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael Mclean on 0141 572 5706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.