10 May 2023
Sir Mike Penning MP congratulates young bakers’ charity effort

Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning, thanked young bakers who held a front-garden cake sale and congratulated them on raising over £800 for the Hospice of St Francis.

Lilia and Katie Nunn were joined by friends Poppy and Daisy Ash, and Mum, in setting up a cake stall in their front garden in Woodhall Farm. They sold over 1,000 homemade cakes, muffins, gingerbreads and doggy treats raising a total of £805.37.

Sir Mike, who is a Patron of the Hospice of St Francis, said:

“This is a fantastic effort. I am very proud of the community spirit in Dacorum, not only because of the great work by these girls and their families, but it is genuinely heart-warming to see the support they had from their neighbours and customers.

“It is clear that the people of Dacorum genuinely appreciate the work of our amazing hospice of St Francis.”

Lilia and Katie’s mum, Sally, added:

“The girls’ had a steady stream of customers for over three hours and there was often a queue. In the end we closed an hour earlier than planned as we had sold every single item.

“We’d like to thank all the businesses Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, OneStop and HSBC for their support and donations.”

If you would still like to support them, you can make a donation at the JustGiving page here.