Purple Cake Day success

A local charity event has succeeded in raising nearly £200 for disadvantaged children around the world.

Eleanor Macalister and Hilary Gordon held a coffee morning in the Beaton Hall in Methlick, on Purple Cake Day – 1st March - which has been established by the Haitian Kenbe La Foundation Charitable Trust as a specific day to celebrate, connect and support children around the world. The monies raised will go towards helping the First Steps Himalaya charity, which aims to provide facilities to aid the educational and social development of children in rural Nepal.

Speaking afterwards, Hilary said that they had enjoyed a very successful morning. “I am very pleased with the support that I have received from the community”, she said. “I would like to thank all the helpers on the day, those who donated baked items and also those who attended for this very worthwhile cause. The purple theme certainly inspired us all.”

A spokesperson for the Purple Cake Day said: “Nepal is the 2012 country in profile. With our project partners - First Steps Himalaya, In Time Trust and the (Hillary) Himalayan Trust - we are raising awareness and funds to build and equip a library and school, pay student scholarships, train teachers and supply education resources. Money raised will also be used to sustain the original education projects in Haiti and to create an Emergency Childrens Fund.”