Rugby students sell Krispy Kremes to help the Friends of St Cross

Tony Cousins, Uzair Asif, Wajahat Mughal, Sandip Nagra and Di Halestrap. Photo by George Ballard
Tony Cousins, Uzair Asif, Wajahat Mughal, Sandip Nagra and Di Halestrap. Photo by George Ballard

Sixth-form students have been raising money for a hospital charity by selling tasty treats in the town.

Lawrence Sheriff School pupils Uzair Asif, Wajahat Mughal and Sandip Nagra decided to support the Friends of St Cross after the charity’s vice president gave a talk to pupils.

We thought it was a great opportunity to help the community

Sandip Nagra

Tony Cousins’ presentation, aimed at students interested in a career in medicine, covered the history of the hospital and the charity.

The pupils raised £187 by selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Sandip Nagra said: “Mr Cousins mentioned that the charity has the aim of raising £60,000 and we thought it was a great opportunity to help the community.”

The Friends are hoping to raise the sum to mark their 60th anniversary and help pay for a new blood-taking unit at St Cross.

Di Halestrap, head of sixth form at the school, said: “The boys did this entirely under their own initiative and they did tremendously well.”

Wajahat Mughal said: “Krispy Kreme has a charity scheme which allowed us to have a large profit margin. Many people know about Krispy Kreme so we knew it wouldn’t be a problem taking orders.”

Uzair Asif said: “We enjoyed conducting the event as it was a new experience for us.”

For more information about the charity’s roadshows and events, email roadshow@fsx.org.uk