KIND-HEARTED staff from a Rotherham academy have taken their fundraising total to almost £3,000 following a hugely successful bake sale.
The Swinton Academy Hygiene team served up tasty treats – including gooey chocolate chip cookies, muffins and quiche – to staff and students.
The bake sale raised £500 for the Alzheimers Society. Previously, they have held sponsored walks for the national charity which have raised almost £2,500.
Wendy Phillips, Hygiene Supervisor at the school, said: “Alzheimers and dementia is something which has affected some of the lovely ladies who work here at the school. Some have lost members of their family and parents to the disease.
“I care for a local lady who is suffering from Alzheimer’s in my spare time, so it’s something which we all have first-hand experience of.
“It was a great success; we made quiche, sausage rolls and delicious lemon and lime cupcakes. Those who aren’t fans of baking nipped to the local supermarket, so everyone chipped in.
“It’s such a worthy cause. We love helping others.”
Nicki Nalton, community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are delighted that the staff and students at Swinton Academy are supporting the Alzheimer’s Society with their brilliant fundraising activities.
“The funds raised by our fantastic supporters, like Swinton Academy, help us to make a real difference for people affected by dementia, whether that be through research, local services or campaigning for a better quality for life for people living with the condition and their families.”
Mrs Phillips and her team have already started planning for their next event, which will raise money for another worthy charity, Cancer Research UK.
The 56-year-old, who lives in Swinton, said: “We have a member of our team who is suffering from terminal lung cancer and so decided to raise money for Cancer Research. I also lost both of my parents to the disease, so this fundraiser will be in memory of them.”
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