I have been a supporter of the Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for many years and wanted to help in their 30 year anniversary fund raising drive. In the advent of other such fund raising titles as 'Jeans for Genes', we decided that 'Scones for Crohn's' had a good ring about it! I held a tea party for my friends and their kids and asked for donations in return for a feast of home made cakes and cups of tea. It was a lovely afternoon and we raised £40. Thank you to everyone who donated! NB Cakes were made with goose eggs from Tibbs the grocers.
My daughter and her friends wanted to do something themselves, and after a month's planning and a busy weekend of baking, they held a fantastic cake sale at our front door on a Sunday morning (thought we would catch the people on their way to and from church and getting the Sunday papers!). Passers-by were very generous and the girls did a great job of telling them about the charity and how they baked their wares. They took an amazing £50 in one hour and sold nearly everything. Nearly everything, because these girls were hungry by this stage and rewarded themselves with a bit of a cake-fest and wolfed down as many of the remainder as they could!