Cakes = cash for Children in Need!

For the 17th year running, pupils at Oakham School have hosted a ‘Children in Need’ cake stall to raise money for this fantastic charity. This year was even better than ever – raising even more money than last year's total of £850!

Each year, girls in Hambleton House bake up a storm, with some additional help from their parents too! There was a vast array of cakes on sale today from scrumptious flapjacks to delicious cup cakes, as well as beautifully decorated mini gingerbread houses that sit on the edge of a cup! There was a frenzy of sales during break – resulting in the cakes selling out!

As well as hosting the cake stall for fellow students, the girls take commissions for large cakes from staff. Teachers and staff order cakes for their class, tutees or department – with the number of orders increasing each year.  “The girls eagerly await the orders,” says Housemistress Sue Healey. “They vie to make their own teachers’ special cakes!”

In the early years Hambleton House raised around £500 each year, but recently they’ve been raising as much as £850 each year– meaning that over the years we estimate the girls have, impressively, raised over £10k!

Hambleton are not the only house at Oakham who take part in Children in Need – Ancaster and Lincoln also take part, baking and selling cakes for Oakham’s Lower School pupils. They too raise an impressive amount each year – this year through a variety of beautifully decorated biscuits and cupcakes!

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