Olivia Shipley Bakes for Heroes

Thursday 28 April 2016

Olivia Shipley who is ten years old, organised her very own Bake for Heroes event for friends and family at her home in Leighton Buzzard.

Olivia said "I saw the leaflet at school and I was interested, so I picked one up as I love baking and also wanted to bake for charity.   I registered my event and I was excited to receive my fundraising pack."

She then went on to organising her cake sale including making a list for invites and a list of all the cakes to bake. Olivia also used the Bake for Heroes invitations which she found on the website and gave these out to family and neighbours.

The baking started three days before the event for Olivia and her sister. Once all the baking was finished they blew up the balloons and hung up the bunting.

Olivia said "The table was laid and each cake was cut up to make it easier to serve, I used the stickers and stuck them on to cardboard and placed in front of the item so it was labelled with a description of the cake and the price.  As people arrived my mum and dad made the drinks, I served the cakes and my sister took the payment.

I felt good because I had enjoyed the baking, everyone had enjoyed the cakes and we had raised some money for help the heroes."

Olivia's parents Paul and Angela added;

"I have to say it was an uplifting experience and we were very proud of the girls that I had stated this was their event/project - I would make the tea and clean up but they needed to organise and deliver it!! One neighbour has already asked when's the next one!"

Help for Heroes (H4H) would also like to say a very big thank you to Olivia and everyone who helped to make Olivia's cake sale a great success. As well as your parents, we at H4H are very proud of you.

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