Charity cake day raises cash for cancer sufferer
First Capital Connect railway station staff baked up a storm with St Albans Olympics travellers and commuters on Friday (3 August) by selling homemade cakes for a local boy battling cancer.
And the icing on the cake was when station assistant Tasha Hodges learned her event had raised £500 for the 13-year-old, Bailey Sarwa.
Just wanted to help: Station assistant Tasha Hodges (in dark jacket) and colleague Rebecca Vandyke find their cakes are a hit at St Albans station
“I like helping people and wanted to do something that made a real difference within the St Albans community.
"I got all the team here involved baking cakes with a twist – so we set up in the booking hall selling cakes such as rice crispies made with mint Aero, chocolate chilli cup cakes and lemon meringue cup cakes. Loads of our customers and drivers bought them.”
Station shop Soko Coffee gave 10 per cent of the day’s take to the cause while rivals AMT offered a 10% discount to anyone who bought a cake.
“We’re so grateful to our station tenants who made a real difference to what we were able to make,” Tasha added.
• Bailey has neuroblastoma and needs to raise money for further treatment in America or Germany. Readers can donate to Bailey’s fund at www.justgiving.com/Baileysappeal