From pints to pinnies; Wetherspoon staff hold charity bake sale

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 12:25 on 11 September 2015


The sale made £201 for charity. Picture: Steven Flannagan for Cumbernauld Media.

PATRONS who paid a visit to Cumbernauld’s Carrickstone local a couple of weeks ago would have been in for a sweet treat, as the pub held a special charity bake sale.

Staff at the Wetherspoon’s pub, in Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, organised the charity bake sale late last month in aid of the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. 

Billed as the ‘Great Wetherspoon Bake Off’, staff at the pub put on their pinnies and cooked up the home-baked delights before flogging them to customers in aid of CLIC Sargent, on August 29th. 

According to CLIC Sargent, everyday around 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. 

Treatment normally starts immediately, though it is often miles from home and can last for up to three years. 

As the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. 

The charity says that around 3,600 children and young people under 25, around the UK, are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Statistics from the charity suggests that although eight in 10 young people will survive cancer, it is still the leading cause of death from a single disease among children and young people in the UK.

According to CLIC Sargent, a donation of around £180 could pay for one young person to take part in a residential weekend at Malcolm Sargent House, CLIC Sargent’s holiday home in Ayrshire, where young people can meet others with similar experiences, helping them to feel less isolated.

The fundraiser at Cumbernauld’s Carrickstone pub raised £201, with a charity car wash expected to follow soon.

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