Hallowe’en Bake Sale raises £££s for CLAPA
25th October 2017 5:50pm - Return to press releases
The popular sale sold all manner of spooky treats and raised a whopping £469.23 for CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association). The students chose the Hallowe’en theme and baked cakes themselves which were sold alongside cakes donated by staff. Foundation English tutor Leanne Oxtoby helped the students organise the sale and suggested the charity after she received its help and support herself. Leanne is expecting a baby boy in December and found out at her 20 week scan that her baby would be born with a cleft lip. The students wanted to show their support for the charity, who raise awareness and support parents. 1 in 700 babies a year are born with a cleft lip and palate and £20 can fund a welcome pack for new parents that contain specialist feeding bottles, teats and information on the path ahead.
Leanne said, “The turnout and support has been amazing, it’s totally exceeded our expectations. Every student has brought something to sell and we also had loads of cakes and buns baked by staff from across the College. The students did fantastically well serving all the customers. The charity have been brilliant too, sending us balloons, t-shirts and stickers. I’m so pleased we were able to raise so much for them and increase awareness of the valuable support they provide.”
Leanne has worked at the College for nine years and goes on maternity leave in November.