Churchgate Street pupil Maisy bakes cake for St Clare Hospice

Charity / Fri 6th Jul 2018 at 11:26am

Seven-year-old Maisy holds bake sale for Hospice who cared for Grandad

A primary school pupil from Harlow has organised and held a fundraising bake sale for the Hospice who cared for her grandfather.

Seven-year-old Maisy Spencer, who attends Churchgate Street Primary school, came up with the idea to hold a fundraiser for St Clare Hospice on Saturday 16th June where she raised £149.50 for the Hastingwood-based charity.

Maisy took her own parents by surprise by announcing that she wanted to hold an event for St Clare Hospice in honour of her Grandad, Chris, who was cared for at the Hospice in 2006, before Maisy was born.

Commenting on their daughter’s fundraising, her parents Andy and Lucy Spencer, said:

“We were overwhelmed when Maisy suddenly announced that she wanted to make and sell cakes for St Clare because they looked after Grandad. Maisy is such a caring child, and always sees the good in everything. She was inspired to raise money for the Hospice because we are often talking about her Grandad, and how special the nurses at St Clare are, and so she wanted to do something to thank them – even so many years on.”

St Clare Community Fundraising Lead, Dani De’ath, said: “We were so delighted to hear that Maisy held a bake sale for us – coming up with the whole idea for the event herself. We understand that it was so popular, her neighbours were even asking her to bake extra cakes so that they could donate to St Clare! It is the perfect example of the wonderful community spirit and dedication which St Clare was built upon, and on which we still rely today. We truly are a local hospice – built and funded by local people, for local people. We are so grateful for the support of our communities, without which we wouldn’t be able to continue to provide our compassionate care, free of charge, to those families who need us. Thank you Maisy – we think you are a hospice hero!”

For hint and tips on how you could hold your own event for St Clare, visit their website: stclarehospice.org.uk/community-fundraising

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