Niamh,12 raises £238 with charity cake sale
A SCHOOLGIRL has raised more than £200 at a charity cake sale in Hanham.
Niamh Welsh sets out her stall to help the Winston's Wish charity
Niamh Welsh hosted the event in support of children bereavement charity Winston's Wish.
The 12-year-old set up her stall at her auntie Louise Hopton's home after posting flyers about the sale in the area.
They were amazed when around 80 people turned up to buy the home-made cakes baked by members of Niamh's family, including mum Natalie, her grandparents and aunties and uncles.
Niamh lives in Bradley Stoke but will soon be moving to Hanham, where many members of her family live.
Louise said Niamh raised a grand total of £238.15. She said: “The charity had previously supported the family so Niamh wanted to help them.
“For just a few hours on a Sunday morning, she raised a great amount. It was meant to have been from 10am until midday but at midday we still had people coming so we stayed on the driveway for as long as it took!
“Niamh gave out all the flyers herself and advertised it to all her friends and family. We had neighbours turn up that we didn't know, so it was really lovely.
“She does something for Winston's Wish every year. Last year she did a show with her dance school and the year before she held a big charity party. The cake show is the only thing she's done this year but she has more plans for the summer.
“All her family are proud of her because she's really focussed on helping other people.”