8-year-old gives cake bake cash to Horton Hospital


Enterprising youngster sets his sights on £500 fund-raising target as thank you to hospital staff

An enterprising 8-year-old has spent his time during lockdown baking cakes to raise money for the Horton General Hospital charity.    Freddie Morgan-Smart has so far raised over £217 and is now starting a new fund-raising venture hoping to increase his total to £500.

Freddie is a pupil at The Grange School.   He said, “I wanted to thank [The Horton General Hospital staff] for all the hard work they’ve done.  I decided to do a cake sale in my street.   We made more than 64 cakes”.

Freddie, with help from his mum Clare, set up a stall in their front garden and sold the cakes to other people in their road.   Freddie said, “They didn’t go that fast at the start, but then they went really well.   People didn’t have to pay, we were just doing donations”.

In total Freddie raised £217 for which he says he is “super pleased”.

Now Freddie, who lives on Bankside, has set his sights on running a raffle to increase his fund-raising total to £500.   He has been contacting local companies for prizes and hopes he can start selling tickets in the next couple of weeks.

Freddie’s mum Clare said, “I’m extremely proud of him.   He’s always willing to help and always kind to others”.

Noting Freddie’s fund-raising efforts to date a member of the Horton General Hospital charity team said, “We think that Freddie is a real little super star.   Please join us in giving him a huge round of applause for showing such kindness to the Horton General”.

Anyone wishing to help Freddie with a prize for his raffle, or wishing to make a donation towards his fund raising target can contact us here at Banbury FM and we will pass your details on: news@banburyfm.com.

You can listen to our interview with Freddie here:

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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