Wolfson Hillel Bake Sale

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Two sisters from Wolfson Hillel Primary School hit upon the perfect fundraising recipe to help their dad’s marathon effort.

Yael and Annie Swimer organised a cake sale last Sunday, baking and selling their delicious goodies to more than 30 friends and family members.

The girls spent all week baking and sold £400 worth of cakes to add to the £2,200 raised so far for Jewish Blind & Disabled by their father Greg, who is running in Sunday’s London Marathon.

When Yael, ten, and Annie, nine, first heard that Greg had got a place in the marathon, they suggested he run for Jewish Blind & Disabled because they had had a talk at school, during which they heard about the work the charity does.

Yael said: ‘We wanted to support Jewish Blind & Disabled because they are the only charity to provide specially designed housing for blind and disabled people in the Jewish community, which helps them live as independently as possible.'

‘Our dad has been training for months and working so hard. We are really proud of him so we thought we should do something to fundraise too – although we did a get a little bit of help from our mum as well!’.

Annie said: ‘We had so much fun baking all the cakes. There were fairy cakes, chocolate cupcakes, shortbread, victoria sponge, devil's food cake, marble cake, chocolate tea loaf and oat biscuits. We sold some at home and then some more at the Wolfson Hillel swimming gala later that day. We had a few leftovers which we took to the Muswell Hill soup kitchen.’

The girls also went along to a Jewish Blind & Disabled development of mobility apartments during the school holidays, so they could see first-hand all the special design features in the projects, which make such a difference to the people the charity supports.

Hazel Kaye, Chief Executive says, " We are so grateful to the whole Swimer family for all their support. Greg's effort in running the marathon for us is fantastic and it was so very kind of Yael and Annie to want to help as well. The money they raise will help people live the independent life that can be so easy for others to take for granted."