Cakes for the animals

A KIND-HEARTED pupil at Langlands Nursery in Forfar was so moved by the loss of animals in a fire at his favourite zoo he decided he just had to do something to help.

When five-year-old Leighton Godfrey heard his mum talking about the animals lost in the tragic fire at the Five Sisters Zoo at Polbeth, West Calder, he asked if he could help bring the animals back.

His mum Tara said: “I had to explain the animals had died and it just wasn’t possible to bring them back.

“However, I suggested maybe we could raise some money to help buy new animals for the zoo and he thought that was a good idea.”

After looking at different ways of fund-raising, Leighton and his mum finally decided to hold a cake sale, which they advertised to family and friends on Facebook.

Demand was so high that Tara and Leighton had to rope in a friend to help with the baking and they were delighted when Saddlers of Forfar offered to donate a tray of cakes.

They also set up a cake stall at Langlands Nursery on Thursday and Friday so Leighton’s fellow pupils and school staff would have the opportunity to donate and they hoped to raise over £50.