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Students Raise Funds For Charity At Music Festival

A group of CBA Sixth Formers iced 1,000 cakes to sell at WeldonFest and raise money for the Uganda Appeal.

Headboy Chris Usher and Christina Mangin, along with Liz Sherlock (from Parents in Partnership) made the batch of treats during a training day at the academy.

The group were joined by Headgirl Sarah Hurley, Deputy Headboy Richard White, Jordon Joseph, Connor Wilson and teacher John Atkinson to run a stall at the community music festival on Saturday, May 29th.

Their efforts helped to raise the grand sum of £468, which will go towards the Discovery Centre in Uganda which CBA is supporting.

The educational and recreational centre was set up to help pupils in the African country reach their potential.

Chris said it was the first time they had been to the festival, adding: "We sold almost every cake."

Other CBA students who volunteered at WeldonFest were twins Dale and Carl Page, who are part of the Northamptonshire Voluntary Youth Action group.

They helped to raise £100 for The Meningitis Trust by running a stall for the charity.

The brothers also helped to raise awareness of meningitis and the opportunities involved in volunteering.

Dale said: "The rain didn't dampen our spirit - we continued to sell and we enjoyed ourselves all day long."