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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

"Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness." based on John 10:10

Sophie's cake sale in aid of the Tower and Spire appeal

On Saturday 19 January, Sophie held a cake sale at our house in aid of the Tower and Spire Appeal at St Matthew’s Church.

The cake sale was all Sophie’s idea and she had the tenacity and perseverance to see it through. She created 17 posters advertising the sale – all with a different design – including one with a dog, another with a bus and all with catchy slogans and messages to encourage people to attend.

She then delivered the posters to friends and neighbours in the road. We also sent messages to friends in the local area, including people from Church and school who came along to support the sale.

Sophie helped to make and decorate 133 cakes. She also produced price lists and worked out what customers would save if they purchased 2, 3 or 10 cakes. She included a lucky dip of her unwanted toys for younger children to have.

On the day, Sophie stayed outside for the full two hours from 1-3pm in very cold winter weather! She served customers and took their money, told people what she was raising money for and suggested recommendations for what they should buy. She was ably supported in this by her big brother, Daniel. Her little sister, Jess, did not venture outside as it was too cold!

The cake sale was a great way to meet local friends and neighbours, and we were very touched by everyone’s generosity. We completely sold out of cakes and Sophie raised an amazing £86 for the St Matthew’s Church Tower & Spire Appeal.

We are very proud of everything Sophie did to make it happen.