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Raising money for a great cause at the Kings Oxford charity bake sale

22 Nov, 2019
Raising money for a great cause at the Kings Oxford charity bake sale

Students and staff at Kings Oxford organised a charity bake sale at the St Michael’s campus on 13th November. Angela Pozo, our Student Services Manager, took the lead on organising the bake sale and sourcing the cakes and other sweet treats that were available to buy. Members of the Kings Oxford Student Parliament, along with our Administrator, Josie Lindsey-Clark, also got involved with preparing for the event and helping with the selling on the day.

The bake sale promotion involved creating posters and spreading the news about the event though word of mouth and social media. Angela and her team also had to persuade as many students and teachers as possible to bake or donate lovely cakes to sell on the day! Luckily, there was lots of enthusiasm and a great turnout.

Angela herself also bakes something for every sale — this time it was a chocolate swirl! It was delicious, and went down very well with students and staff alike.

In total, students and staff managed to raise a fantastic £123.90! The proceeds will be split between two charities. The first is United World Schools (UWS) — Kings’ official charity partner — who build and sustain new schools in some of the world’s most disadvantaged regions, providing accessible education for children who would otherwise go without. The second charity is Helen and Douglas House, which is a local babies and children’s hospice located in Oxford that does amazing work to support families going through difficult times.

As well as raising money for a charitable cause, the bake sale event was a great opportunity for students and staff to have conversations with new people and practice their English skills. Students from different courses, classes and countries gathered together in our reception area to bond over coffee and cake.

Overall, the bake sale was a fun and worthwhile event that brought people together for an amazing cause — thank you to all involved!