A tasty enterprise!

Following their recent success in raising �1,135 at a bag pack in Sainsbury's, Alnwick, for two worthwhile charities, Rebecca Marsden from Swarland and Jessica MacKenzie from Longframilington have done it again.  The two 16 year-olds, pupils in year 11 at King Edward VIth School in Morpeth, organised a coffee morning in The Methodist Church Hall in Morpeth on 13th July which raised a further �862. 'This was boosted by a donation from Barclays Bank of �750, making a total of �1,612.'The charities to benefit from the efforts of these two young people will be MacMillan Cancer Support and The Grafters Club which is a club for children and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have suffered burns injuries (see www.the graftersclub.org.uk).'The girls had enlisted the help of their families and friends and were supported by a variety of businesses who manned stalls at the event.'Pictured behind the delicious home-made cake stall are Rebecca (Left) and Jessica
Following their recent success in raising �1,135 at a bag pack in Sainsbury's, Alnwick, for two worthwhile charities, Rebecca Marsden from Swarland and Jessica MacKenzie from Longframilington have done it again. The two 16 year-olds, pupils in year 11 at King Edward VIth School in Morpeth, organised a coffee morning in The Methodist Church Hall in Morpeth on 13th July which raised a further �862. 'This was boosted by a donation from Barclays Bank of �750, making a total of �1,612.'The charities to benefit from the efforts of these two young people will be MacMillan Cancer Support and The Grafters Club which is a club for children and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have suffered burns injuries (see www.the graftersclub.org.uk).'The girls had enlisted the help of their families and friends and were supported by a variety of businesses who manned stalls at the event.'Pictured behind the delicious home-made cake stall are Rebecca (Left) and Jessica

TASTY treats have provided a feast of funds for charity, thanks to two Morpeth schoolgirls.

Sixteen-year-olds Rebecca Marsden and Jessica McKenzie, who attend King Edward VI School, organised a charity craft fair and coffee morning at Morpeth Methodist Church earlier this month.

Local shops and businesses gave more than 50 prizes for a raffle in support of the event, and Barclays Bank donated £750. As a result an incredible £1,602 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Grafters Club, which helps children who have suffered burn injuries. Rebecca said: “We would just like to thank all the businesses for their generosity and all those who helped and attended on the day, without whom the event would not have been a success.”

The teenagers had already collected £1,135 for the two charities in a bag pack at the Alnwick Sainsbury’s’ store.