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Sedgefield school pupils hold Comic Relief bake sale
SCHOOL pupils have been using their baking and entrepreneurial skills to help raise money for Comic Relief this week.
As well as paying £1 to wear their own clothes for the day, youngsters at Sedgefield Community College made and sold more than 400 cherry cupcakes in a bid to support the charity.
The pupils also delivered hard-hitting assemblies highlighting Comic Relief’s work to combat poverty in the UK and abroad.
Teacher and charity co-ordinator Joanne Maher said she was extremely proud of the children for organising the fundraising activities.
“They have worked very hard and we hope to raise around £700,” she said. “Charity work is very important to the school. We want to get the message across to the students that there are people out there who are less fortunate than themselves.”
Ellie Gaines, 14, said she had enjoyed taking part in the cake sale, adding: “It is nice to help others and it is also fun to socialise with the other pupils.”
Corey Wong, 11, said: “I really like Comic Relief. It is good to do things to help other people and it is great fun too!”