Young Rothwell neighbours create cakes, claps and cash for carers

The brothers and sisters, friends and familes pulled together to bake and sell the cakes for NHS charities

By Alison Bagley
Monday, 1st June 2020, 12:00 pm

A group of kind-hearted Rothwell youngsters have come together to raise more than two hundred pounds for NHS charities as part of their Clap for Carers street event.

Neighbours in Spencer Street had been showing their appreciation during the lockdown for key workers with applause and fireworks every Thursday evening but the children also wanted to raise money for the NHS.

Brothers, sisters and cousins as well as friends banded together to hold a socially-distanced outdoor bake sale with the children, aged from three to twelve years old raising £200.

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Laura Crosbie,whose daughters Layla, 8, and ten-year-old Tahlia helped to organise the hour-long sale, said: "I'm really proud of them. The home schooling has been tough during lockdown, but they made lots of posters, measured the two-metre distance and marked spaces with chalk and then they counted all the money that was put in the pot."

Each set of siblings baked their own cakes and set up stall outside their houses asking for donations to the NHS Charities Fund.

Laura, who gave birth seven weeks ago to her third daughter Tilly during lockdown, said: "It's been lovely having the kids off at this time.

"I would like to thank the street for coming out and helping them and the the families and supporting the fundraiser.

Clockwide from top left: Mia, 8, Noah, 3, and Grace, 6; Jack, 8, Eryn, 12, Annie, 4, and Shaya, 9; Lewis, 5, with cousins, Gabriella, 10, and Harrison, 5 and Tahlia 10 and Layla 8.

"My sister's partner works for the NHS so we wanted to support them.

"Now they've started fundraising, I think they might carry on. I'm really proud of them."

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l-r Jack, 8, Eryn,12, Annie,4, and Shaya,9.
l-r Lewis, 5, Gabriella, 10, and Harrison, 5,
l-r Mia, 8, Noah, 3 and Grace , 5.