Enthusiastic turnout for cake fundraiser at Wolvey CofE Primary School to help wildlife

Students help raise money.
Students help raise money.

An Olde Tea Shoppe, cake sale and Bake-Off at a village school raised £532 towards revamping its wildlife area.

The events at Wolvey CofE Primary School attracted an enthusiastic turnout of parents and visitors. One of the organisers, teacher and science co-ordinator Zoe Hawkins, said: “The money will be put towards the cost of regenerating the overgrown wildlife area. It is completely overgrown. We started fundraising just before Easter.”

So far the fund stands at £1,235, including donations from local companies, some of which gave raffle prizes for the latest fundraiser.

The wildlife area is home to newts, toads, frogs, hedgehogs and bats, and work on clearing the site has already been done as part of a Prince’s Trust project.

Adult winner of the Wolvey Bake-Off was Caroline Goodman and first prize for the children’s effort went to a joint entry by brother and sister Jake and Simone.

The event was judged by professional cake-maker Ros Clayton, of Hinckley.