Angela's grand gesture

PUBLISHED: 16:36 21 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:03 28 May 2010

Angela, right, shows off her cakes as Elinor Millward accepts the cheque

Angela, right, shows off her cakes as Elinor Millward accepts the cheque

A MARCH woman is making fund-raising look a piece of cake as she edges closer to a £1,000 target. Angela Ellington is helping the Sue Ryder Care s Thorpe Hall Hospice, where her sister-in-law Joy was taken care of five years ago before she died. Mrs Ellin

A MARCH woman is making fund-raising look a piece of cake as she edges closer to a £1,000 target.

Angela Ellington is helping the Sue Ryder Care's Thorpe Hall Hospice, where her sister-in-law Joy was taken care of five years ago before she died.

Mrs Ellington, a childminder, handed a £442.97 cheque to Thorpe Hall last week, the proceeds from one of her cake stalls she holds on March market place and from a pampered chef evening attended by many of her childminding friends.

Mrs Ellington, of Beech Grove, said: "I never thought I would manage £1,000 in a year because it is quite an extortionate figure but it has been a piece of cake."

Elinor Millward, of Sue Ryder Care, who accepted the cheque, said: "We are so grateful to Angela for her continued support.

"We really appreciate the hard work she puts in because it is so valuable to us."

Mrs Ellington is hoping to hold one more cake stall next month to raise the final £200 or so needed.

The money she raises is going to buy bereavement books for the library at Thorpe Hall.

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