Cup cake sellers

A GROUP of S4 boys from Forfar Academy held a cup cake stall recently in aid of the Trussell Trust charity.

The boys, led by art teacher Ally Millar, baked the cup cakes themselves and sold them during break time at 50p each to raise money for the charity.

The Trussell Trust works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. They work with people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects and enabling each person to realise that they are valued.

In 2011/12 food banks fed 128,687 people nationwide, 100 per cent more than the previous year. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to food banks for help.

The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new food banks nationwide. With over 250 food banks currently launched and the goal is for every town to have one.

Gratitude is extended to all those who supported the Trussell Trust by purchasing the cup cakes. A total of £50 has been raised for this worthwhile charity. Thanks were also extended to Mrs Whyte for her time and support.