The sweet-toothed children and staff at an Oswestry nursery did their bit to raise funds for Hope House recently.

Kidzone, based at the Eastern Oswestry Community Centre, signed up to the hospice’s Eat Cake Week fundraiser which called on individuals, groups and businesses to back cakes in a bid to raise much-needed funds.

And the nursery team went above and beyond raising more than £1,300.

Kerry Davies, Kidszone manager, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. The children all participated in a sponsored Eat Cake event throughout the week and we had different kinds of cake from carrot and banana, to chocolate and lemon. They had it for their snacks, dinner and tea.

“We also held a cake sale throughout the week with staff and parents donating cakes to be sold.

“We really didn’t expect to raise that amount but the children and families really engaged with it and we all had fun.”

Last Wednesday, following the cake extravaganza, children and staff presented a cheque to Lynsey Kilvert, fundraiser from Hope House.

She said: “It was fantastic. For the whole week children baked cakes, sold cakes and of course, ate cake!

“We were asking everyone to eat cake for children and this is the most the children have raised.”

They money was raised through everything cake including cake sales and coffee mornings throughout the week of April 16 to 22.

Lynsey added: “All the kids joined in which was great, they ate cake for lunch and dinner all week.

“£1,330 was raised which is absolutely amazing especially in just one week.

“I’ve heard of other people who have raised money during Eat Cake Week but not as much as this.

“The kids have done brilliantly.”

For more information or to get involved with fundraising, visit or you can keep up-to-date on their Facebook page. Hope House & Ty Gobaith.