Seven-year-old twins, Connie and Mae, have raised £88 for Emmaus Colchester following a cake sale. 

The girls presented the money they raised to Darren Scott, business manager, at the New Life Café on Crouch Street. They also handed Darren a card explaining why they wanted to fundraise.   

“This is absolutely amazing,” said Darren, “When they see people living on the streets they feel sad that they don’t have a home or a family to help them, and they wanted to do something to help. It’s a really lovely thing for them to do.” 

It’s not hard to guess why Connie and Mae decided on a cake sale. “They love cooking and also love to pretend running a café and serving people,” says Mum, Faye.

The girls cooked up batches of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, blueberry muffins, brownies and crispy cakes and had lots of fun, especially when it came to the decorating! To get everything off to a good start, the girls organised a grand opening for the cake sale which was held at their house and garden.  

Over 50 people attended the event, and with cakes and hot drinks selling for £1 each, the young fundraisers got a big surprise when they counted up the final donations. Having raised a grand total of £176, much more than they expected, they decided to split the funds and donate half to Emmaus Colchester and half to Beacon House. 

So, what’s next for the girls? According to Faye, they love watching Junior Bake Off, and The Great British Bake Off, so maybe… 

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