A CHILDREN'S hospice have had their cake and eaten it as part of a fundraising drive.

Hope House and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospices have had some tasty support from cafes, businesses, schools and community groups over the past few days during their 'Eat Cake week'.

From Ludlow to Llandudno, people have baked, bought, iced and sold cakes, doughnuts, pastries and biscuits.

Kidszone Nursery children had to complete a sporting dash to earn their cake, Alderford Lake have run two weeks of the tastiest looking cakes with 50 per cent being donated to Hope House and many other businesses including Café Life, Baileys, The Little Gourmet Sandwich Shop, Alan Ward, Stan’s, Liar Liar, Madeley Court Hotel, Telford Primary School have all set out to raise as much dough as possible.

All Hope House and Ty Gobaith Retail shops have also taken part in their own Eat Cake events with support from many volunteers and partnering suppliers.

Cat Dowdeswell, fundraiser for Hope House Hospices, said: "The staff and children at Hope House in Oswestry had a fabulous afternoon tea thanks to the wonderful Heath, Geb, Chris and Clare who made a phenomenal amount of delicious cakes to sell. Over £170 was raised during the couple of hours and many calories were consumed.

"The Eat Cake events at our shops have raised £1,500 during the week and a huge thank you to all the shoppers who have popped in and enjoyed a slice or two of cake."

"In 2018 we raised £12,500 and we are hoping to 'cake smash' that this year. Cake, children and care, what a fabulous recipe."