FUNDRAISERS managed to raise £600 after they organised a colossal cake sale over the weekend.
Kate Hamilton, one of the organisers, said the money would be donated to Help For Heroes. She added: “We were quite surprised. These sales were taking place up and down the country and Help For Heroes said they were looking for people to raise about £300.
“We did have a lot of support from the local business community. We thrilled that we raised that amount of money.”
She chose the cause because two of her work colleagues had between them two sons and a daughter who were serving soldiers of the British Army.
The event was held at Eastfield House in Eastway, opposite St George’s Church, on Saturday from 11am to 1pm and it was opened by Scarborough’s deputy mayor, Councillor John Blackburn.
Among the many cakes on offer was a 10 inch by 10 inch sponge cake which was iced with the Help For Heroes logo.
Staff and pupils from local schools, including Graham School and Bramcote School, helped the cause by making cakes made within their Home Economics departments for sale on the day.
And the supermarket chain Proudfoot let volunteers hold a stall in the Eastfield branch. Kate added: “A lot of local businesses and schools have been very generous in donating cakes to be sold and raffled at the event.”