PARENTS at a Scarborough school were more than happy to let their children spoil their appetites in the name of charity.
Pupils at Northstead Primary School helped to organise an after-school Fairtrade tea party, with sweet treats baked by the youngsters sold to hungry parents and pupils alike.
The goodies were made using only Fairtrade products, which offers farmers in poorer countries a fairer price for their products. The school also had 21 specially designated Fairtrade champions across the school who designed T-shirts, posters and menus to help promote the event.
Karen Wilson, Community Cohesion Co-Ordinator for the school, declared the event a huge success.
She said: “The whole afternoon was really busy, and all the kids really got involved in it.
“You could tell that the parents thought that it was a really great idea and they were all really behind the idea of Fairtrade.”
All cakes were sold at the event, raising a total of £116, which will be split between the East African drought appeal, as well as helping to buy some Fairtrade footballs for the school to enjoy.