Year 4 pupils ran a bake sale to support Homelessness & Notts County FITC
Towards the end of term last year, a group of year 4 pupils from St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Leicestershire, decided to run a bake sale in support of Notts County Football in the Community (FITC). With the winter nights drawing in the 9 year old girls wanted to do something to support homeless people within the East Midlands. Having independently decided to focus on both FITC and homelessness as an issue to support, the girls baked 100’s of cookies, muffin and cakes that sold during a school lunch break and raised a fantastic £138 for the charity.
Liliya Boyd one of the pupil leaders of the bake sale said “We choose homeless people because it’s sad that ppl have to sleep on the streets in the cold weather. We choose a cake sale because it’s one of the easiest ways of fundraising and because people love cakes! It was educational as well because we had to practice maths in order to give out the right change once people had bought their cakes.” Liliya who was joined by her friends Amber and Ella, and the others in the group, finished by saying “We are proud of raising £138 as we've never (as children) been in charge of raising that amount of money before.”
Football in the Community plans to use this money to support our growing involvement with the Nottingham City winter shelter. Practically this work could range from hosting the shelter itself, at the Portland Leisure Centre, to offering our physical activity workshops and mental health services to shelter users. FITC said “there is much we can do to grow our support for local homeless people. We would like thank these girls for helping us make this a reality. This feels like an excellent example of youth lead social action, the girls deciding to bake and raise money completely independently and then gift it to FITC is an excellent example to others. They are a credit to themselves, their school and an example of the many local people who want to support our work. Your very generous gift will enable us to provide for people in less fortunate positions. Thank you girls!”
Photo shows year 4, St Bart’s Primary School pupils Liliya Boyd, Amber Parker, Ella Odems, Lydia Chamberlain, poppy Harvey, Anya Wardman & Amelia Jallard