Crick teenager has great bake off to help other people with epilepsy

Amazing Grace Branston from Crick has faced many battles since being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of four.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 10:30 am
Grace with some of her cakes.

But Grace, 13, is described by her family as a "fighter" who never lets her condition get her down.

She has now put on her chef's hat with mother, Kaytie, and baked nearly 70 cakes to raise money for Epilepsy Research UK.

“Grace has faced many challenges throughout life,” said Kaytie.

"She has never let any of it get her down though. I'm so proud of her."

At her lowest, Grace was only getting a minute's rest between crippling seizures.

Kaytie added: “Grace is still heavily medicated, but she is able to enjoy life again.”

Grace is doing a cake sale for the whole of March, inspired by Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26. She has raised more than £1,000 so far.

"Some days she has made up to four cakes," said Kaytie.

"People have been so supportive. Her old school, Kilsby C of E, is holding a non-uniform day and donating the money to her fundraiser. Her current school, Quest Academy in Rugby, is holding a mini cake sale and the staff are going to wear purple, so we still have a lot coming in."

Grace said: "I'd like to thank everybody who has supported my fundraiser.

"We have had lots of donations of ingredients from our friends too and Crick Co-op gave us ingredients worth £50. It all helps."

There's still time to order a cake if you live in the Crick area. Message Kaytie Branston on Facebook for more information.