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Shropshire Council cake sale raises over £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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From the Mars Bar cake to chocolate fudge cake to bitesize vanilla cupcakes, it was all on sale.

Last Tuesday (23 September), Shropshire Council hosted a cake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. After all the pounds and pennies had been counted, the sale brought in £276 for the charity and a sell-out of the cakes on offer.

Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council, was proud of the efforts of those involved, saying:

“It’s been a great success and it’s lucky we took a photo early! The cakes didn’t last long. I know many members of staff put in a lot of time and effort organising and preparing the cakes for today and they looked fantastic – I was worried stiff I was going to drop one of them! A huge congratulations to everyone involved.”

Rachel Paddock, organiser of the sale, said:

“ This is a fabulous cause which I think affects everyone in some way, that’s why I was convinced the sale would be a success. Thank you to everyone who baked and bought cakes”

Macmillan Cancer Support are a charity dedicated to providing support for people and loved ones after a diagnosis, ranging from helping with money worries and advice about work, to offering a supportive ear for anyone who needs it. Coffee mornings and cakes sales are hugely popular ways of raising money, with the cake sale at the Council being one of many which take place up and down the UK every year.

Carol Titley-Wall, Keith Barrow and Rachel Paddock gingerly show off one of the tasty treats on sale