The children had an own clothes day at school last week to raise money for Haiti but wanted to do something themselves. The decided on a cake sale on Friday after school, we have a captive audience as we live next to their school, so I envisaged 150 children eager for cake - that's pretty much what happened!
The children made posters to stick up in the front window and printed out adverts to give out in the playground, then helped make about 75 fairy cakes, 30 cornflake cakes, a banana loaf and 40 oat biscuits! At 2.30 it started to snow(aarrgghh) but by 3pm it was sunny so I set up the table in our drive and luckily some kind friends dropped off more cakes. My Little Helper and The Big Sister dashed out of school, climbed over our wall and the frenzy began! All the cakes were bought within 12 minutes, we could have sold 3 times as many and so many generous people said ' keep the change'. Selling each cake at 20p the children thought they might make twenty or thirty pounds but when they counted it up they had £62.76! Well done my darlings, I'm so proud of you for wanting to help and organising it so well.
The money has been donated to a charity Pebbledash blogged about, Shelterbox . The children thought the idea of sending a box with tent, blankets, tools and colouring books was very sensible and I like the idea that they and their friends know what they have contributed to. It makes it seem more real to a 6 and 10 year old, knowing what their money is helping to send to Haiti and how it will help a family just like ours.