Two Comrie schoolboys are celebrating this week after raising plenty of ‘dough’ for charity by baking cakes and biscuits.
William Milsom and Huw Thomas, both aged 10, collected nearly £300 for Comic Relief after holding two fundraising events in the village – a coffee morning and a run round a local glen dressed as bananas.
The boys, who are fans of TV chef Mary Berry, were inspired by the Comic Relief Bake Off on television and decided to organise and host a coffee morning for friends, family and neighbours at William’s house.
They made an array of delicious goodies – including chocolate brownies and Dennis the Menace chilli hot cross buns, as well as biscuits – and gave them to guests in return for a donation.
William’s proud mum Teresa said: “William loves baking and the boys watched the Comic Relief Bake Off TV programme and decided they wanted to hold their own ‘bake off’.
“They did really well and organised it themselves by putting up posters at school then making the cakes and biscuits. Everyone had a great time.”
The boys also held some competitions at their coffee morning, such as ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ and `How will Jessie J grow her hair back?’ – the latter a reference to the chart-topping singer who shaved off her locks in aid of Comic Relief on Friday.
In addition, William and Huw decided to continue their fundraising efforts with a sponsored Banana Run round the Glen Lednock circular walk.
They dressed up in banana suits and collected donations in a bucket from their friends at school, local shops and other businesses in Comrie.
Teresa added: “They did brilliantly and we’re all really proud and pleased with their achievements.”