Cooking up a storm for a worthy cause

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TWO budding chefs have raised £300 for charity after spending all their free time cooking up a range of tasty treats to sell on to staff and students at a North Tyneside college.

Catering students Carolanne Boland, 43, of North Shields, and Stephen Aitkin, 18, of Blyth, worked throughout December making cakes and pies to sell in aid of Make A Wish Foundation, a charity which grants wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

The pair, who are studying a level 2 professional cookery course at TyneMet College in Wallsend, recently presented the funds to Michael Heatherington, a volunteer at the charity.

Lynn Mitchinson, catering tutor at TyneMet, said: “Carolanne and Stephen are to be commended for the time and effort that they have put in to this project.

“They worked tirelessly baking and cooking throughout the whole of December and I am delighted and amazed that they have been able to raise this fantastic amount of money.

“Both students are very committed to their catering course.

“They are caring people who both said that they chose the Make A Wish Foundation because they wanted to be able to make a difference, even if just a small one to the life experience of a poorly child.”