Bakers and shakers: Tasty treats and Disney stars make academy’s charity day a success


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THE COMMITTEE: Students from Laisterdyke Leadership Academy arranged the school bake sale on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support

THE COMMITTEE: Students from Laisterdyke Leadership Academy arranged the school bake sale on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support

A group of caring teens from a Bradford college took time out of their busy timetable to raise hundreds of pounds for charity last week, with a ‘sweet’ initiative at the heart of the project.

Seven girls from Laisterdyke Leadership Academy arranged the school’s bake sale event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, selling a plethora of scrumptious cakes to fellow students and staff.

As well as baking up a storm in the kitchen, the team also gave up their own time after school to plan the event, mixing together their charitable characters to create a recipe for success.

Amongst the team of foodie fundraisers was Hadiah Khan.

The ‘project co-ordinator’ explained why the team had decided to carry out the project.

“We did the bake sale as part of MacMillan Coffee morning,” she said. “The aim was to get the whole school involved and so we gave each year group a chance to buy their favourite cakes throughout the day.

“There was also an appearance from Minnie and Mickey Mouse, where students took selfies with them and even did the Cha Cha Slide.”

She concluded: “In total we raised £852, all of which had been donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.”

Sadia Bashir Butt, communication officer at the school, said the staff were proud to see their students going out of their way to help a worthy cause.

“Despite a busy calendar, the girls, who I’ve started to call ‘The Committee’, spent their own time arranging all of this, and because of their dedication, the day was a big success,” she added.

“The bake sale went really well. Students from every year got involved by the end of it and they raised a terrific amount of money for charity.”

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